With all of this in mind I have been using it when ever I can and the other day I happened upon Heidi's blog at 101 Cookbooks and saw this incredible breakfast recipe using quinoa as the base! My youngest daughter is a tough one to feed breakfast to so I am always looking for something new and healthy and my oldest daughter needs all of the energy foods she can get (with karate and figure skating she burns a lot!). I woke up a little earlier this morning and started cooking. This was a nice easy recipe and I knew how healthy it would be. The recipe easily feeds 4 so there was enough for all of us. Heidi's pictures are way better than mine so be sure to visit her blog to check out the pics!
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe (Heidi Swanson - 101 Cookbooks)
Heidi 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.
This is coolio, i've only seen quinoa in savory dishes until now.If it tastes good and is healthy, why not?
This looks great Judy! I like eating buckwheat (kasha) for breakfast as well in a similar way!
Oh, another quinoa recipe that reminds me I need to get some next time I go to the store. I promise I will write it down this time.
I like the sound of this quinoa dish!
quinoa rocks. it's a tragedy that it's taken most of us so long to discover it. ten points for you for a hearty, delicious breakfast!
The quinoa breakfast looks delicious. I am impressed with how you spend time looking for healthy meals your children will like.
Thanks Peter-Love the new words!
Hey Jenn-I've never tried that one!
Get to the store Ben!
Hi Kevin this quinoa dish is really good.
Thanks Grace...I like getting points!
Hey Pam-Oh you have no idea the time I spend (waste) looking for ways to keep them healthy!
I like Quiona, I just never thiught of it as breakfast food.Need to explore that.
Hi Glamah-It's a very, very yummy breakfast food!
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