Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa Recipe -
Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 16, 2011

This is absolutely delish!!! A definite keeper. My fam is accustomed to grains, so I cut the honey in 1/2 & it was plenty sweet for our tastes. What a healthy, delightful way to eat the most important meal of the day. I would give this 10 stars if I could. The nutty, but sweet flavor is great! Thanx, Yasi! :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 21, 2011

I'm not sure how to rate this. I had been looking for a sweet recipe with quinoa, not the usual salty side dishes. This tasted a lot like an oatmeal dish. It was good, but I think I prefer oatmeal to quinoa (at least in this instance). Apricots were too expensive so I used raisins and blueberries instead. The only thing I would change would be to add more cinnamon and honey (or sugar) because those flavors were a little too understated for me. Again, the lower rating comes more from the fact that I did not care for the texture of quinoa in a "breakfast cereal."

Aug 01, 2011

This is a great recipe. I made a few changes and loved it even more. Instead of vanilla I added Brown Sugar and some mixed nuts. Very good!

Jul 21, 2011

I am new to the gluten-free world (only a few days!), and thought I would try this to replace my beloved oatmeal. Well, score one for the team! I did not have dates or apricots, so I substituted golden raisins. I will say that I found the recipe too salty, so next time I make it I will reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp. Other than the salt, I found this to be delicious, with a comforting texture.

Oct 24, 2011

This was SOOO delicious. I used sweetened coconut milk instead of cow milk and honey. Didn't have apricots so used dates and raisins. The results were fabulous! Nice to find a dish that doesn't need wheat, gluten or dairy to be awesome!

Jan 29, 2012

The salt really overpowers this dish. The flavors would be perfect with half as much or no salt. I like the texture of the quinoa and I like the dates and apricots. I added cranberries as well, and I think dried cherries would be nice too. Be careful that the milk doesn't burn (I used soy) or boil over.

Oct 01, 2011

I used half apple juice/half milk...worked out great! Next time I may put chopped apples in, a great autumn change.

Apr 28, 2011

I tried this yesterday and fell in love with it. It is easy, healthy and different.


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 501 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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