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Breakfast Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Breakfast Quinoa

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Mix cherries, cashews, and honey into the quinoa mixture; top with blackberries and creme fraiche.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2014

Haven't tried it yet But there is a typo; it says mix cherries, cashews and ONION,..I think it should be HONEY instead of onion;P I will be trying it this weekend:)


13 Ratings

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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!!

Aug 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.

Jul 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

Jul 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.


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  • Calories
  • 597 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.7 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 24.3 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 9.1 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

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

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