Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa

5 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A nice bowl of quinoa for breakfast is an excellent way to fill up with energy in the morning.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
260 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


1/4 cup quinoa 45 g
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 cinnamon sticks 3 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
2 tsp walnuts 4 g
1/2 tbsp raisins 5 g
1 tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
1/4 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 65 mL


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. Combine the quinoa, water, and cinnamon stick with salt to taste in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 min.
  3. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Remove cinnamon stick*. Fluff with a fork then portion out to bowls.
  4. Top each bowl with walnuts, raisins, maple syrup, and milk, then serve.


* The used cinnamon stick may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (230 g)


% Daily Value




6 g

9 %

Saturated 1.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

7 %


10 mg


40 mg

2 %


45 g

15 %


3 g

11 %


19 g

Net Carbs

42 g


8 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %


12 %


26 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Good source of  :
Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits ½
Milk and Alternatives ½
Fats ½
Other Foods 1

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