Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup chopped raw almonds

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 dried pitted dates, finely chopped

  • 5 dried apricots, finely chopped


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

327 Calories
8g Fat
54g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 412mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.