When I featured this breakfast on Instagram and in my “behind the Instagram” WIAW post, I got a lot of comments about how delicious it looked and requests for a recipe. I pointed people to my recipe for a Baked Quinoa Flax Cake, but realized that since beginning to use quinoa flakes instead of oats for my baked breakfast cakes a few months ago, I’ve been experimenting and varying ingredients just like I used to with my oatmeal cakes. My current favorite version is a little different than the recipe I posted in January, and now I’m sharing it here. This Quinoa Flake Breakfast Bake is the perfect grain free way to begin your day, and also a neat little vehicle for peanut butter, chocolate chips, fruity jam, or other delicacies to make their mark on your morning.
This WIAW is all about the eats I’ve been showcasing on Instagram lately, and telling you the stories behind the Instagram of mouthwatering photos. Like this one of a typical at-the-office breakfast for me, a Baked Quinoa Flax Cake with chocolate chips and peanut butter. I tend to enjoy this alongside a cup or three of decaf coffee, with some fruit to follow. I’ve always enjoyed dessert for breakfast, and now that I’m off oats I thought I’d be trying all my oatmeal cake flavors out with quinoa flakes, but I’m still not tired of the PB&C combination.
This WIAW showcases one of the last days of my elimination, when I was missing dairy like crazy and still super hungry all the time. I had high hopes last Thursday that a baked quinoa cake, a few dollops of peanut butter, and a giant apple might hold me over from breakfast for an entire two hours until an early lunch. No such luck, though it was delicious.
This WIAW showcases my eats from the first week of the elimination I’ve been doing for health reasons. With no grains, dairy, soy, or alcohol, and limited sugars, it looks a little different than my typical eats. No Greek yogurt, ice cream, or gluten free oats. But it’s still been delicious!
With all the people out there who are still resolved to stick to strict New Year’s resolutions centered around their eating habits, or those who have thrown in the towel because they slipped up once or twice, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about finding my balance with food.
This Baked Quinoa Flax Cake is the answer for anyone looking for a grain free alternative to traditional baked oatmeal. Made from quinoa flakes, coconut milk, yogurt, and egg whites, and subtly flavored with coconut oil and cinnamon, it’s a warming way to begin a winter’s day that takes just five minutes to prepare before you put it in the oven to bake while you get ready for your day.