Coconut Banana Oats Bowl With Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal + Mango
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Recipe Source: Coconut Banana Oats Bowl with Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal + Mango


Ingredients

  • Coconut Banana Oat Smoothie
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup coconut milk, divided
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half of a medium banana
  • Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal
  • 3 ¼ cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup whole cashews, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds (may use white if needed)
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • Good pinch of salt
  • Topping
  • Half a mango, chopped or sliced
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter or coconut butter, melted for drizzling
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes


Directions

  1. Crunchy Black Sesame Quinoa Cereal *Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. *Line 2 baking sheet with parchment or a silpat. *In a large bowl add the quinoa, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds and flax seeds. *Stir in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, instant coffee and a pinch of salt, mix well. *Dump the mixture out over the 2 prepared baking sheets and spread evenly. *Bake for 35-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until lightly golden brown all over. *Remove from the oven and allow to cool before storing.
  2. To Make The Coconut Banana Oats *Mix together the oats, 1/2 cup coconut milk, chia seeds, vanilla and salt in a small bowl. *Cover and place in the fridge for for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight (now is when I would make the quinoa cereal). *The next morning, add the mixture to a blender along with the remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk and banana. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. To Assemble The Bowl *Pour the creamy oats into a bowl. *Top with the crunchy quinoa cereal, sliced mango and chopped chocolate. *Add some mint and a drizzle of chocolate coconut butter or coconut butter if desired. Eat!


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