I feel calling this a crock pot recipe is kind of misleading. It is made in a crock pot, but it is not one of those dump it in and leave it all night so you wake up to a nice hot breakfast kind of situations. It is more of a make it on Sunday afternoon so you have it to eat for breakfast during the week situation. Unless of course, you are one of those moms who gets up way before the children and has a nice hot breakfast waiting for them. That is definitely not the situation around here.
Whatever the situation, make this soon! It is so good and it really does taste like banana bread. Protein packed quinoa, mashed bananas, walnuts, butter and spices cook up for a comforting and healthy breakfast. This will keep in the refrigerator all week and reheats really well.
Crock Pot Banana Bread Breakfast Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 bananas (very ripe, mashed)
4 Tbls chopped walnuts
3 Tbls brown sugar
2 Tbls butter- melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
favorite nut butter, additional banana and walnuts to top (if desired)
1.Place everything in the crockpot, stir to combine
2. Cook on low heat setting 3-4 hrs
3. Top as desired if serving immediately. If eating later, store covered and reheat as desired. I reheated it in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring half way through and I did not need to add any liquid.