You wake up early one morning and you feel like eating something different for breakfast. Something delicious that won’t require too much prepping because you’re so tired. You can’t think of anything and you end up having your usual breakfast.
Has this happened to you before? It sure has happened to me and that’s why today I want to show you a breakfast recipe you will love and one that is ready in just a few minutes – Peaches and Cream Quinoa.
But this is not a regular quinoa recipe that takes forever to cook because we’re making this recipe using an Instant Pot. In case you haven’t heard, the Instant Pot is a 7 in 1 appliance: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer all in one.
I have a love affair with my Instant Pot. How can you not love an appliance where you can put in frozen meat and have a meal ready in less than 30 minutes, without you having to worry about burning it?
The Instant Pot it’s just amazing because it cooks to perfection and saves you so much time in the kitchen. It’s a must-have, especially if you’re a mom! Hint: Prime Day 2017 is happening soon and they almost always have an amazing Instant Pot deal, so make sure you’re an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the deal.
I have been experimenting with different recipes and types of grains in the Instant Pot. I love cooking grains and beans in it because they are ready in just a few minutes. No more waiting for hours to eat a meal!
Recently we’ve been eating more quinoa but I was having a hard time making it tasty for my kids. That is, until we made this delicious Peaches and Cream Quinoa in our Instant Pot. It tastes so good and it makes a great breakfast food. I promise your kids are bound to love it and so will you.
You can even make a big batch and freeze it – thaw it on those days when you’re wondering what to have for breakfast!
Okay, enough Instant Pot praising. Let’s get onto the good stuff – this amazing recipe!
Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa
- 2 Tablespoons high-quality butter (optional)
- 2 cups Quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups milk
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 cups peaches, fresh or thawed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups milk or half and half (add at the end)
Optional first step: Place the butter in the Instant Pot and select the saute setting.
Once the butter is melted, add the quinoa and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes, until fragrant.
Add 1 c water and 2 c milk to the quinoa in the Instant Pot. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and stir. Cover the pot and seal the lid.
Select manual and cook for 4 minutes.
Once it’s done cooking, do a quick release.
Stir in the peaches and additional milk or cream to desired consistency. Add a tad of cinnamon or vanilla, if desired.
Serve hot and enjoy!
If you’re thawing a batch of this Peaches and Cream Quinoa, make sure you heat it up before serving. It will taste a lot better, although my girls love eating it cold too.
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa Creation
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