Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa

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

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Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
230 calories/serving


1/4 cup quinoa 45 g
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 cinnamon sticks 3 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 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. 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.


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

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (230 g)


% Daily Value




5 g

8 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

3 %


0 mg


40 mg

1 %


42 g

14 %


3 g

12 %


15 g

Net Carbs

39 g


6 g

Vitamin A

3 %

Vitamin C

0 %


12 %


27 %


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


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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