October 5, 2012 By Leanne Vogel December 17, 2018
There are so many good words happening in the title of this post, aren’t there?
The amalgamation of 4 of my most favorite things.
What a coincidence!
As if we need another way to indulge in pumpkin, right? Wrong. There should never be a limit to how many (healthy) pumpkin recipes there are in the world. Never ever.
There should however be a limit to how many times I can eat this new version of quinoa flake bake before I turn into a pumpkin myself. Now that would be a sight for sore eyes, me as a pumpkin.
Move over Violet Beauregarde, my pumpkin beats your blueberry.
Let’s talk about quinoa for a second, kay?
Quinoa may look like a grain, but it’s actually a tini-tiny seed. It has high levels of amino acids, lysine and isoleucine, which makes it a complete protein source (meaning that it has all essential amino acids).
What is the difference between quinoa flakes and quinoa seeds?
Quinoa flakes are crushed quinoa seeds. They’re a lot like quick oats but are gluten-free, grain-free and taste awful on their own. Ha… really, they do. But they work fabulously as a replacement for bread crumbs and are really good in quinoa flake bakes.
So now that we got all that out of the way…
Prepping this recipe couldn’t be simpler. Add everything to a bowl, mix it around, place it in a dish, cook and consume.
Eating pumpkin never tasted this good.
Hey, did I mention that this totally constitutes as breakfast?
And Mom said cake for breakfast was off limits. Mwahaha!
Pumpkin or no pumpkin this weekend, I hope all you fellow Canadians out there have a fabulous Thanksgiving! We’ve been invited to a potluck on Sunday and I was toying with the idea of making a batch of OSG sweet potato casserole alongside my all-time favorite wild rice and mushroom stuffing. If you’re planning on hosting or attending a dinner party, I’d love to know what you’re planning on preparing!
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.