Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe

Quinoa For Breakfast

By Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl


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Joanne's Story

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!!!!!

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #whole, #quinoa, #grains

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6 Comments

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Michele Crane whtesatin
Jan 4, 2014
This sounds very good,I'll have to try it! I just love quinoa. I have a recipe that is similar. I use quinoa, however I use almond milk and chopped apples along with craisins. I'm on Weight Watchers and 1C serving is just 5 points! I'll be sure to share the recipe here.
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Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Sep 30, 2011
Would like to try it Joanne ~
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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.
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Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Sep 30, 2011
mmm dice apples and dried cranberries sound good to me. Nice idea!