Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Maya Nahra

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Make this protein- and fiber-packed breakfast dish part of the morning routine and feel like a champion. Feel free to try brown rice or oatmeal in place of quinoa; swap in almond, soy, or coconut milk for milk; substitute fresh fruit for the dried cranberries; or use chopped walnuts or pecans instead of the toasted almonds.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  milk
  • 1  Cup  cooked quinoa
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  unrefined sea salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • Natural sweetener, such as stevia, honey, or agave, to taste (optional)
  • Toasted almond slices, for serving
  • Dried cranberries, for serving

Directions

Boil the milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cooked quinoa, sea salt, cinnamon, and natural sweetener, if using, and cover. Heat just until all of the ingredients are heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, scoop into bowls, and top with toasted almond slices and dried cranberries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
129µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
267mg
27%
Choline, total
38mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
72mg
23%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
302mg
43%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
121mg
8%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
244g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Nut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Nut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.