Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

March/April 2013

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Quinoa is often turned into a creamy hot breakfast cereal in Bolivia, where much of the world’s quinoa is grown. This healthy breakfast quinoa recipe is a hot cereal that is infused with an aromatic chai-inspired blend of spices—cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

8 Reviews for Spiced Breakfast Quinoa


So I was craving hot cereal and as I am in between jobs am having to use what's on hand. I used raw unfiltered honey, coconut milk and water I find it is creamier I did not use egg as I well didn't have any and had no raisins so I cooked up a banana in some coconut oil with cinnamon and a bit of vanilla toasted some raw crushed walnuts and yum! I believe with this you could use any fruit you want as I have severe sensitivity to dairy and gluten this was off the chain. Will be making this a go to and make ahead breakfast food a regular.

Was relish! Hit the hot cereal spot for me
Don't use red quinoa

So all I had was red quinoa so I tried it with that. The flavors were good, but it stayed kind of chewy and didn't have a great texture. I would not advise using red quinoa. I think it would have been fine with regular white quinoa though!

Good flavors
A new hot breakfast favorite!

I had been wanting to try this for a while and a cold weekend morning seemed like the right time. It's amazing--well worth the extra time/steps it took to make it. I didn't change a thing--except taking another reviewer's advice to put the raisins in from the start to plump them up.

Perfect for a cold morning

I pretty much followed the recipe to the letter, except that I put the raisins in right from the start so that they would plump up and be nice and juicy. It makes a big difference. Next time I would probably add a wee bit more cinnamon and vanilla, but it was still really good just the way it's written!

Easy to make, simple ingredients
tasty with added goodies

We enjoyed this. I did use freshly grated nutmeg and a touch more cinnamon. To the finished product I mixed in toasted walnuts and pepitas and topped each bowl with unsweetened, shredded coconut. Its a keeper in our house!


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