Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa

Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa

A nice bowl of quinoa for breakfast is an excellent way to fill up with energy in the morning.

1 serving
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 5 min

250 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1/4 cup quinoa   45 g
1/2 cup water   125 mL
1 cinnamon sticks   3 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
2 tsp walnuts   4 g
1/2 tbsp raisins   5 g
1 tbsp maple syrup   15 mL
1/4 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2%   65 mL

Method

  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. Combine the quinoa, water, and cinnamon stick with salt to taste in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 min.
  3. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Remove cinnamon stick*. Fluff with a fork then portion out to bowls.
  4. Top each bowl with walnuts, raisins, maple syrup, and milk, then serve.

Remarks

* The used cinnamon stick may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (230g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

250

Fat

4.5 g

7 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

6 %

Cholesterol

5 mg

Sodium

40 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

45 g

15 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

19 g

Protein

7 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

10 %

Iron

25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Breakfasts | Snacks | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegetarian

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