Breakfast Quinoa

Quick-fix quinoa is the quick and hearty base for this new spin on hot cereal. Experiment with healthy mix-ins to make it your own.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4


cups water, milk or soy milk
cup quinoa, rinsed
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed)
cup toasted pecans or walnuts
Maple syrup (optional)

  • 1 In a small saucepan, heat water to boiling over high heat. Add quinoa; return to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed (mixture will still be moist).
  • 2 Stir in cinnamon. Spoon quinoa into bowls. Top with blueberries, nuts, and sweeten to taste with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Expert Tips

Use more liquid for a creamier cereal, or serve additional milk or cream on the side.

Try varying the recipe with your favorite dried or fresh fruits and nuts.