Nutty cinnamon quinoa with dates, apricots, toasted almonds, and honey.

Yasi
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat until just golden, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.

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  • Heat the cinnamon and quinoa together in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through. Add the milk and sea salt to the saucepan and stir; bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, place a cover on the saucepan, and allow to cook at a simmer for 15 minutes. Stir the vanilla, honey, dates, apricots, and about half the almonds into the quinoa mixture. Top with the remaining almonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

326.6 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 53.9g 17% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 9.8mg 3% DV; sodium 500.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
This is absolutely delish!!! A definite keeper. My fam is accustomed to grains so I cut the honey in 1/2 & it was plenty sweet for our tastes. What a healthy delightful way to eat the most important meal of the day. I would give this 10 stars if I could. The nutty but sweet flavor is great! Thanx Yasi!:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2011
I'm not sure how to rate this. I had been looking for a sweet recipe with quinoa not the usual salty side dishes. This tasted a lot like an oatmeal dish. It was good but I think I prefer oatmeal to quinoa (at least in this instance). Apricots were too expensive so I used raisins and blueberries instead. The only thing I would change would be to add more cinnamon and honey (or sugar) because those flavors were a little too understated for me. Again the lower rating comes more from the fact that I did not care for the texture of quinoa in a "breakfast cereal." Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
This is absolutely delish!!! A definite keeper. My fam is accustomed to grains so I cut the honey in 1/2 & it was plenty sweet for our tastes. What a healthy delightful way to eat the most important meal of the day. I would give this 10 stars if I could. The nutty but sweet flavor is great! Thanx Yasi!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2011
This is a great recipe. I made a few changes and loved it even more. Instead of vanilla I added Brown Sugar and some mixed nuts. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2011
I am new to the gluten-free world (only a few days!) and thought I would try this to replace my beloved oatmeal. Well score one for the team! I did not have dates or apricots so I substituted golden raisins. I will say that I found the recipe too salty so next time I make it I will reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp. Other than the salt I found this to be delicious with a comforting texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2011
This was SOOO delicious. I used sweetened coconut milk instead of cow milk and honey. Didn't have apricots so used dates and raisins. The results were fabulous! Nice to find a dish that doesn't need wheat gluten or dairy to be awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2011
I'm not sure how to rate this. I had been looking for a sweet recipe with quinoa not the usual salty side dishes. This tasted a lot like an oatmeal dish. It was good but I think I prefer oatmeal to quinoa (at least in this instance). Apricots were too expensive so I used raisins and blueberries instead. The only thing I would change would be to add more cinnamon and honey (or sugar) because those flavors were a little too understated for me. Again the lower rating comes more from the fact that I did not care for the texture of quinoa in a "breakfast cereal." Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2012
The salt really overpowers this dish. The flavors would be perfect with half as much or no salt. I like the texture of the quinoa and I like the dates and apricots. I added cranberries as well and I think dried cherries would be nice too. Be careful that the milk doesn't burn (I used soy) or boil over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2011
I used half apple juice/half milk...worked out great! Next time I may put chopped apples in a great autumn change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2011
I tried this yesterday and fell in love with it. It is easy healthy and different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
Just wanted to address the "too much salt" comments; I used flaked sea salt which is a lot more delicate than regualr table salt. So if you're using conventional salt do lower the amount to taste. Read More
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