January 10th, 2012

Breakfast Quinoa


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So it seems we’re all looking for some healthy alternatives to make up for the holiday splurge . . . Quinoa (Keen-wah) is a wonderful whole grain cereal to break up the oatmeal routine.  Quinoa is packed with fiber and protein and has a mild, delicious nutty flavor.  If you haven’t tried it for breakfast, you really should- I think you’ll like it.

Quinoa has more protein than any other grain or seed – it is actually a complete protein.   Quinoa also a great source of calcium and is high in lysine, the B vitamins and iron.   To top things off, it’s also gluten free.  So put away those Lucky Charms and send your family out the door with a hot, healthy alternative.  {No offense Lucky Charms . . . we love you  too : ) }

For more info on the health benefits of Quinoa check out this great resource.

 

Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients:

2 cups low-fat milk, plus more for serving
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 tablespoons light-brown sugar, plus more for serving
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for serving
1 cup fresh blueberries, or any other fruit of your choice

Directions:

  1. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 8-12 minutes.
  3. Serve with additional milk, sugar, cinnamon, and top with fresh fruit.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

 

You May also love this Southwest  Quinoa Salad

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Breakfast Quinoa”

  1. […] Breakfast Quinoa […]

  2. YUM!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-21.html

  3. Maybe I will like quinoa better as breakfast! Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays!

    ~Amber
    http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/

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