This Looks Amazing – Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this! I hear quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is really good for you!

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I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Also, a few notes and tips from the book: low-fat soy milk may replace the low fat milk, blueberries may replace the blackberries, dark honey may replace the agave nectar, and walnuts may replace the pecans.

1 cup organic 1% low fat milk
1 cup water
1 cup organic quinoa, (hs note: rinse quinoa)
2 cups fresh blackberries, organic preferred
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted*
4 teaspoons organic agave nectar, such as Madhava brand

Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in blackberries and cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with pecans. Drizzle 1 teaspoon agave nectar over each serving.

Serves 4.

*While the quinoa cooks, roast the pecans in a 350F degree toaster oven for 5 to 6 minutes or in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

8 responses to “This Looks Amazing – Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

  1. adventuresinuncooking

    Mmmmmm that DOES look amazing!! I’ve heard quinoa is really good for you as well. I eat it sometimes and it’s really fun: it kind of takes on the flavor of the mixed-in foods. Kind of like couscous (only more nutritious from what I’ve heard).

  2. This looks great! I just bought some quinoa and it’s sitting in my cupboard waiting to be used so I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  3. Have you tried this yet?? Looks delicious!

    • I’m trying it this weekend. Just bought the quinoa last night. Looking forward to it. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Okay, I made this recipe and served it to my husband, aunt, uncle, and cousin for breakfast this morning. It was fabulous! I didn’t have enough blackberries for the full amount, so I used all the frozen berries I had and thawed them: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. I served the nuts on the side, since my cousin’s allergic. Everyone enjoyed it! I was nervous because I’d had several people tell me quinoa was not enjoyable even though it was nutritious. I disagree. This was a great recipe! Enjoy it!

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