Cinnamon Maple Quinoa

Mornings are not my favorite time of day, I am definitely a night person. Unfortunately, with a house full of kids, sleeping in has not been an option for a very long time,so breakfast is always a struggle for me. I don’t keep sugary cereals in the house because it would be too easy to let the kids fill up on sugar while I quietly drank a pot of coffee. This cinnamon maple quinoa works for everyone. Sweet enough for the kids, and nutritious, filling and easy for me. Everyone leaves the breakfast table happy. It even fills up my big eaters.

This quinoa is a great change from oatmeal. While it is similar in texture, it does not bother the tummies of those of us who have sensitivities. Quinoa also has a high nutritional value, packed with fiber, protein, essential vitamins and minerals. It makes me feel good, knowing that everyone starts the day with a super healthy and delicious breakfast.

And it is so easy to make. I make a double batch of this quinoa on Sunday afternoon. It keeps beautifully in the refrigerator all week long. In the morning, it just needs to be scooped out and warmed up.

I chop up pecans or walnuts and keep a big bowl of berries in the refrigerator to top our quinoa, but you can use whatever you like for yours. I mix my warm quinoa with almond milk and my daughter tops hers with almond milk yogurt and berries.

If you are missing oatmeal or looking for an easy, fast and nutritious breakfast, try this cinnamon maple quinoa.

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Cinnamon Maple Quinoa
breakfast quinoa
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
Quinoa
Toppings
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Quinoa
Toppings
breakfast quinoa
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
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Instructions
  1. Add first four ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add rinsed quinoa to pot and while bringing back up to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cover pot with lid. Cook for about 15 minutes - until quinoa is soft and you can see tiny spirals.
  4. Turn off heat and allow to sit, covered for 5 minutes while you prepare toppings.
  5. Scoop about 1 cup of cooked quinoa into a bowl and top with desired toppings.
  6. If preparing ahead of time, after the quinoa has sat for 5 minutes, allow quinoa to cool. Refrigerate in an airtight container until needed.
  7. To reheat quinoa: Scoop out appropriate serving into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until desired temperature is reached. Top as desired.
Recipe Notes

This Cinnamon Maple Quinoa recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.

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