Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
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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2
Servings
263
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
112µg
12%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.2%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.9%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
305mg
30%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3.1%
Phosphorus
346mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
487mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30.3%
Sodium
347mg
14%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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