Quinoa For Breakfast

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Ingredients

1 c quinoa
2 c water
6 pitted dates, chopped
1 handful walnuts chopped
1/4 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
1 tsp agave syrup (or to taste)
milk

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Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe
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Joannebl
Member Since Feb 2011
Joanne's notes for this recipe:
I love Quinoa. I've seen and made a lot of Quinoa salads, but did you know you can make it for breakfast too? It's a great alternative to oatmeal. I used chopped dates and walnuts in mine but any combination of dried or fresh fruit with nuts would work well. Who knew healthy food could be so delicious!!!!!
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Directions

1
In medium sized saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
2
Add 1 Cup Quinoa, stir, return to boil and then lower to a simmer and cover.
3
Cook for 5 minutes then add the dates and nuts.
4
Cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the Quinoa has soaked up all the water.
5
Place desired amount of Quinoa in bowl and add cinnamon, agave syrup and milk to taste. Put the rest in the frig for another day. Enjoy.
6
I've also made this with diced apple and craisins...yum.
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user Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Sep 29, 2011
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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Sep 30, 2011
mmm dice apples and dried cranberries sound good to me. Nice idea!
user Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Sep 30, 2011
Carol, if you're a fan of quinoa, give it a try. I really like it as an alternative to oatmeal (which I love too). And it stays really well in the frig for a few days too.
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Sep 30, 2011
Would like to try it Joanne ~

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