Easy Healthy Recipes: Crockpot Banana Bread Quinoa

Here we go again with more easy healthy recipes for all you fit fanatics: We all want to enjoy delicious baked good without destroying our waistlines. Try this healthy and nutrient packed recipe as a breakfast alternative or pre-workout meal.

You’ll need:

  • ½ - 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (you can use brown sugar too)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or flax seed
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk (you can also use light creamer and 1 ½ tablespoons of cinnamon)
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation:

Mash up the banana in a bowl and then set it aside for later. Mix the maple syrup and walnuts/flax seed together in a separate bowl. Combine the quinoa, milk, butter and vanilla in the crockpot. Add the mashed banana and stir. Make sure the banana is distributed evenly. Grab the syrup and nut/seed mixture into the crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 4-6 hours - or until the quinoa is totally cooked. You may want to add more syrup or some additional liquid to taste. Best served warm. Garnish with some banana and/or other fruit for some table appeal! Serves: 6

Nutritional info:

Calories: 260 Fat: 7 grams Carbs: 38 grams Fiber: 2.5 grams Protein: 5 grams

Healthy eating goes hand in hand with exercise. Try some of our DailyHiit exercises to help you stay fit and healthy!

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