I love this recipe for a quick breakfast. I made it up as a quick alternative to oatmeal. I can set the quinoa to cook while I do my makeup in the mornings. I like the apple cinnamon version, but you can really change the mix-ins to suit your own tastes or for variation throughout the seasons.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine water, quinoa, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Remove saucepan from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Mix apple, honey, and chia seeds into the quinoa. Let sit until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Additional mix-in ideas: Nuts, dried fruit, maple syrup, berries, melon, etc.

For a savory alternative: Substitute goat cheese for the honey, dried basil and sage for the cinnamon and nutmeg, and chopped asparagus for the apple.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 49.9g 16% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 7.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2018
Used ground cinnamon instead and did not add chia seeds. Was surprisingly good to taste! Read More
3 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
This was just okay to me. I did need to add a splash of almond milk to it before eating as it was really dry. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2018
Used ground cinnamon instead and did not add chia seeds. Was surprisingly good to taste! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2020
I make this often using ground cinnamon. Add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and heat until they are juicy and it takes it from a 4 to a 5. Read More
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