Monday, January 17, 2011

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

I am LOVING quinoa right now. It is so good for you and I just love the flavor and texture. It is so versatile and can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I found this recipe on a website called 101 Cookbooks. This is such a wonderful, healthy breakfast I couldn't help but share it! I may have just found my new favorite breakfast!

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
(4 servings)

1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 cup quinoa*
2 cups berries (I used a frozen triple berry mix, thawed)
1/2 t cinnamon
1/3 cup pecans, toasted (you can use whatever nuts you like)**
honey or agave, to taste

In a medium pan mix together milk, water and quinoa. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Add the berries and cinnamon and fold to combine. Top with nuts and honey.

*Some quinoa needs to be rinsed before using otherwise you get a bitter taste. I use Bob's Red Mill and have never had this happen but I know other brands can be bitter if not rinsed before using.

** To toast nuts place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and cook in a 350 oven for 5-7 minutes.

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  1. We eat this at home and love it! Isn't 101 cookbooks great =)

  2. oh ya I caramelize(butter, brown sugar. vanilla and cinnamon) the pecans it adds some yummy decadence!

  3. If you love quinoa, you should try a Kinibar....the all natural, gluten free, vegan energy bar made from Quinoa...they taste great!!

  4. Thanks Kadie for putting more quinoa recipes up. Our family loves quinoa but I'm always at a loss as to different ways to prepare it. I usually end up using it as a side dish to dinner and cooking it in chicken or veggie stock, but this recipe sounds fantastic and I can't wait to try it. Thanks again.

  5. Ohh I eat hot cereal every morning, so I can't wait to try this. Yum!


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