Vanilla-Scented Quinoa

Vanilla-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

200 calories per serving 


1/4 cup quinoa   45 g
1/2 cup water   125 mL
1 vanilla beans   2 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
1 tbsp maple syrup   15 mL
1/4 cup almond beverage, unsweetened, fortified   65 mL


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. Slit the vanilla bean lengthwise down the centre, scrape out some of the seeds, then add them along with the scraped bean to the saucepan. Add the quino and water,with salt to taste. 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. Fluff with a fork then portion out to bowls.
  4. Add the maple syrup, and milk, then serve.


* The used vanilla bean may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (220g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




3 g

5 %

Saturated 0.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


60 mg

3 %


38 g

13 %


3 g

11 %


12 g


5 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

0 %


15 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

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

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

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

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