Hot Quinoa Breakfast With Fruits

"Quinoa makes a great gluten free hot breakfast /porridge. 5 to 10 minutes and it is ready."
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  • Rinse the quinoa in water using a strainer, as you would was rice.
  • Add the quinoa to the water in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and gentley simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the apples, raisins and cinnamon. Simmer until the water has absorbed.
  • Serve with milk of your choice and sweeten with honey/rice syrup if desired.

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  1. Pretty bland. I definitely recommend adding a bit of sweetener.
  2. We made this for breakfast after our weekend run. I had a cup of cooked quinoa left over from earlier in the week, so I cooked up 1/3c oats in 2/3 c water with half a chopped apple for each of us, then added 1/2 cup cooked quinoa. Spiced it up with some cinnamon, honey, dried chopped figs and fresh blueberries, plus a splash of milk. Will do this more often!
  3. This is a great hearty and healthy breakfast treat! I halved the recipe and it made more than enough for a breakfast for one. I served with a little brown sugar and that sweet touch was great with the nutty quinoa. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
  4. Delicious! DD and I like this a lot. I like to use red quinoa which I toast in a dry pan like Recipe #16399 which gives it a nice additional flavour especially if using white quinoa. I leave out the dried fruit in order to consume less concentrated sugar and use additional grocery store cinnamon (I have yet to try it with real Ceylon cinnamon). I dab local raw honey over the cooked quinoa and serve with homemade almond milk. I feel the milk is essential. I will be making this again with fresh fruit instead. Not that fresh fruit and seeds (quinoa is a seed not grain) should be mixed in proper food combining.
  5. I thought this was a nice change from oatmeal. I didn't have an apple, so I skipped it. I used a mixture of raisins and cranraisins and a squirt of honey which my toddler loved. Should be wonderful with the apple next time I make it.


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