Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
Maya Nahra


  • 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

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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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.


Calories per serving:

263 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 19g 30%
  • Carbs 65g 22%
  • Saturated 10g 48%
  • Fiber 7g 26%
  • Sugars 26g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 24g 47%
  • Cholesterol 49mg 16%
  • Sodium 804mg 34%
  • Calcium 609mg 61%
  • Magnesium 169mg 42%
  • Potassium 974mg 28%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 4mg 26%
  • Phosphorus 693mg 99%
  • Vitamin A 225µg 25%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 28%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 61%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 102µg 26%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 37%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 3%
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