Plant-Based

Sunshine Cinnamon Nut Quinoa

Try this sweet and crunchy vegan breakfast recipe to start your day off right.

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For another quick and easy quinoa breakfast recipe, see Coconut & Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Fresh Fruit.

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup quinoa (note: rinse quinoa)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
  • 4 tsp. maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high eat.
  2. 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.
  3. While the quinoa cooks, roast the almonds in a 350F degree toaster oven for 4 to 6 minutes or in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrients per serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 274, Fat: 8 g, Carbs: 44.2 g, Fiber: 6.2 g, Sugars: 11.2 g, Protein: 8.7 g

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