Quinoa with caramelized bananas, a sweet and healthy breakfast

An easy recipe to prepare caramelized ripe bananas, also known as temptation bananas, cauldron bananas, calado bananas, or sweet plantain, with panela or piloncillo (brown sugar), sweet wine, cinnamon and spices.

Quinoa with caramelized bananas, a sweet and healthy breakfast

Quinoa stands out for its high protein percentage (13.81% -21.9%). It is also high in essential amino acids, making it one of the few plant-based foods with high-quality protein.

But it is also high in low-glycemic carbohydrates, minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B2, and folic acid.

It contains all the essential amino acids to obtain high quality protein, which is why it is considered a protein of high biological value. Proteins are the nutrients that participate in more functions in the body, they form tissues, they fight against "invaders" that want to enter the body, they transport vitamins.

It also mainly provides insoluble fiber, typical of seeds, but it also provides soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool and helps food pass through the digestive tract faster.

Soluble fiber is one that captures water, forming a voluminous gel-like substance that aids in digestion, softens and helps eliminate stool.

There are different variations of caramelized ripe bananas in various Latin countries, other names by which this dish is also known include cauldron bananas, calado bananas, temptation bananas, and sweet plantains. This time we will prepare them with a rich quinoa cereal.



Cooked quinoa for 2 bowls

1 chopped banana

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon of agave

2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon butter

½ cup of coconut milk or any other plant milk



First, combine the banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, and agave in a bowl. Then, in a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the previous mixture, in addition to the chopped nuts.

Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally, until the banana begins to caramelize. Meanwhile, divide the quinoa into two bowls, pour the non-dairy milk on top and heat to your liking.

To finish, add the caramelized banana mixture and you are all set for breakfast.


Arymel García

Editor of Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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