I've been looking for good solid quinoa recipes lately and have found virtually all of them are made for savory dishes, that is until I found this one. Nutty and warm with a touch of cinnamon spice, this simple quinoa recipe combines the comforts of oatmeal with the dainty textures of quinoa, freshly toasted nuts and berries. It is so good that I ate the entire batch of four servings myself. Now that is a healthy definition of gluttony and a great way to get your protein for the day.
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe
I used a red quinoa here, but you may substitute with the more common white.
Slightly adapted from 101 Cookbooks
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups fresh blueberries or blackberries
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
- 4 teaspoons agave nectar
- Rinse the quinoa. Combine the milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Don't worry if you still see milk bubbling, turn off the heat; let it stand covered for 5 minutes, and the last of the liquid should get absorbed.
- Stir in berries and cinnamon; transfer to four bowls and top with pecans or walnuts. Drizzle 1 teaspoon agave nectar over each serving.