Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa

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100% would make this recipe again

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

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
240 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1/4 cup quinoa 45 g
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 cinnamon sticks 3 g
2 tsp walnuts 4 g
1/2 tbsp raisins 5 g
1 tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
1/4 cup almond beverage, unsweetened, fortified 65 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.1 g

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

per 1 serving (230g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

240

Fat

6 g

9 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

40 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

44 g

15 %

Fibre

5 g

20 %

Sugars

15 g

Protein

6 g

Vitamin A

3 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

12 %

Iron

28 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¼ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

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

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits ½
Fats ½
Other Foods 1

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3 Reviews (3 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again