This morning, I was feeling a little Betty Crockerish so I decided to make "Quinoa Berry Bake", a vegan dish I found on instagram (shout out to @that.veganbabe). Now, I'm not vegan, but it looked really good and my partner is vegan so I said fuck it let's do it. I'm a decent cook, definitely nothing to brag about but my partner knew this coming into the relationship. He accepts me for who I am. Knowing that, we had no high expectations for how this was going to come out.
Quinoa Berry Bake is an easy breakfast meal prep and the recipe calls for:
2 large bananas
1 cup quinoa
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 cups fresh or frozen berries
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
You're gonna start by mashing the bananas in a large baking dish.... this is where I started to fuck up. I don't have a large baking dish or any size baking dish cause well I don't bake. *shrug* Lets continue.
Then you add the rest of the ingredients (except the berries) and whisk them together. After adding the almond milk, I went rogue. One of my many #dumbhabits includes not listening or following orders. So I winged it.
If you followed the directions, your end product should already be in a baking dish, so just sprinkle on your berries and pop that bad boy in the oven. I found a muffin pan buried in a cabinet I desperately need to clean out. After adding the berries, I was feeling confident.
Ok so after leaving it in for 45mins, (even though the recipe said 60mins) this was my end results.... yikes. But momma said, "never judge a book by its cover". I scooped it out, added some whip cream and I must say it was pretty good. Now it needed the whip cream cause by itself was bland asf. I also wish I added more berries. When the spoon had everything on it (quinoa+berries+whip cream) it was really good.
This is what hers looked like. She added her own protein icing (the recipe on her website), more berries, and nuts. I was not feeling that Betty Crockerish hence just the whip cream.
Heres mine.... NAILED IT!!!!! Kinda.