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Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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A bowl of protein-rich quinoa is a great way to start the day. Adding succulent tropical fruits will give your morning a little taste of paradise.

Becky Rosenthal Recipe by Becky Rosenthal
April 18, 2013

Ingredients

1
can (20 oz) pineapple chunks in unsweetened juice
1
cup uncooked quinoa
1/4
cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2
eggs
1
cup reserved pineapple liquid
1
cup milk
2
tablespoons honey
1
cup frozen raspberries
1/4
cup chopped almonds
Additional unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 8x8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup liquid. Set pineapple aside.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together quinoa and coconut. Pour into pan, shaking pan to make even layer. In same bowl, beat eggs with whisk. Beat in pineapple liquid, milk and honey until well combined.
  • 4 Scatter pineapple chunks, raspberries and almonds evenly over quinoa mixture. Pour egg mixture evenly over top. Using back of spoon, lightly press down fruit to submerge everything into the liquid. Sprinkle additional coconut over top.
  • 5 Bake 1 hour.

Expert Tips

Want to make it even fresher? Top with coconut and fresh raspberries once it’s out of the oven.

If you’ve got a little extra time in the evening before you plan to serve this breakfast, separate all of the ingredients in advance, but don’t combine them with the quinoa. It will soak up the liquid and baking times will vary.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
4g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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