Delicious, filling, and comforting on a cold morning. It's really flexible, so substitute in your favorite nuts and fruit. Cashews and cherries are just my personal favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring quinoa, water, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.

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  • Mix cherries, cashews, and honey into the quinoa mixture; top with blackberries and creme fraiche.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 80.7g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 21.6mg; sodium 259.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2013
I was confused before realizing the author probably meant HONEY rather than "Mix cherries, cashews, and ONION into the quinoa mixture" (though I could be wrong); I did try it with honey, not onion, and felt it was an easy, tasty alternative to other hot cereal breakfast dishes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2016
It's not that tasty. Read More
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2013
I was confused before realizing the author probably meant HONEY rather than "Mix cherries, cashews, and ONION into the quinoa mixture" (though I could be wrong); I did try it with honey, not onion, and felt it was an easy, tasty alternative to other hot cereal breakfast dishes. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
I really liked this! Would definitely make it often. My changes: almond milk instead of regular milk Toasted almond slices (just quickly done in a pan as the quinoa cooked) No vanilla Brown sugar, about 1 1/2 Tbs. Dried cranberries. I threw them in near the end of the cooking time to soften. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Very easy and tasty. I added Craisins and chopped pecans and a little agave to sweeten. Did not have creme fraiche on hand so mixed a cup of heavy cream and a tbs. of buttermilk a little vanilla and whipped it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
Just made this recipe for the first time! It is really good! I love that I just stumbled upon another more healthy protein-rich breakfast:) I am a breastfeeding mom so I did not sweeten it with honey -- I used brown sugar so it was basically identical to how I would make oatmeal (cinnamon and brown sugar!). I actually didn't add any fruit or nuts this time because I didn't have any on hand but I know they will be a great addition!! Thanks for the awesome breakfast recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Loved it! I used blueberries and dried cranberries and decided to crush up the cashews before mixing them in to help them blend better. This is definitely now one of my favorite breakfasts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2015
very good. used dried cherries cranberries and sliced almonds instead of cashews. Made a double batch and put in small containers for breakfast later this week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
Made this morning very good used almond milk with craisins blueberries and sweeten with sugar free maple and topped with coconut milk creamer. (French Vanilla)..-Teri Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2014
It was okay. I was hoping it would be creamier. It basically was quinoa with a cinnamon taste. Make sure to watch the pot carefully! Because you are using milk it will boil over before you know it. Wow! That made a hell of a mess! So I started over thinking if I put it in my rice maker it would not boil over... but it still boiled over a little bit. I gave it 4 stars instead of 2 or 3 because of my screw ups. I would like to try it a third time but with Quinoa over 5/lb. It might be a while before that happens. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2014
First time I made this. I only added chopped cashews and fresh blueberries and it was delicious and quick. Will definitely be making again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2016
It's not that tasty. Read More
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