Quinoa Breakfast Cereal


A nice change from the usual bowl of oatmeal, this is jam-packed with nutrients and energy! Serve warm with milk. If sweetness is desired, add a splash of maple syrup or honey. Add quinoa to your breakfast repertoire with this easy hot cereal recipe made with apricots, almonds, flax seeds, and warm spices.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
21 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots

  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • cup flax seeds

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Combine water and quinoa in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most of the water has been absorbed, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in apricots, almonds, flax seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg; cook until quinoa is tender, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If sweetness is desired, add a splash of maple syrup or honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 623mg 13%

* 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.