Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Makes: 2 servings, scant 1 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Quinoa is often turned into a creamy hot breakfast cereal in Bolivia, where much of the world’s quinoa is grown. This healthy breakfast quinoa recipe is a hot cereal that is infused with an aromatic chai-inspired blend of spices—cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons currants, or raisins

Preparation

  1. Place quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve and rinse well with cold water. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa and cook, stirring, until the grains are separated and smell fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in milk, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in honey and vanilla.
  2. Whisk egg white in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of the hot cereal. Repeat with 5 more tablespoons until the egg white is completely incorporated. Stir in currants (or raisins). Return the cereal to the saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day; serve cold or reheat over low heat or in the microwave; thin with water or milk as desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 2
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 311
  • % Daily values *
  • 6% Total Fat 4g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 2% Cholesterol 6mg
  • 16% Potassium 547mg
  • 7% Sodium 161mg
  • 19% Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • 16% Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Sugars 32g
  • 24% Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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