Sunday Brunch Recipes – Breakfast Quinoa with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Are you a big fan of quinoa?  Have you tried it for breakfast?  Not only does this stuff have a ton of protein, you can pretty much add anything to quinoa and it will taste fantastic.  Plus, you can make a big pot of quinoa the night before too.  Which is always a bonus.  I mean, if you enjoy sleeping in like I do.


1 cup quinoa
1 3/4 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
pinch of salt
milk and maple syrup {optional}


Measure 1 cup quinoa and rinse in a fine-mesh sieve.

Place water, quinoa, cinnamon sticks and ground nutmeg in a rice cooker and cook as you would regular white rice.

Or, if you don’t have a rice cooker, place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil of medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until the qunioa is tender.

When the quinoa is finished cooking, remove it from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly.  Remove cinnamon sticks, add a little milk and maple syrup and serve warm.

Looking for more Quinoa recipes?  Check out the book Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood. I have this cookbook and I love it! Plus, Amazon currently has it on sale.

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  1. LaToya says

    Love quinoa. Never paid attention to the protein in it. Just figured it was high-carb so don’t really eat too much of it because I’m tryin’ to lose weight. Gonna have to give it another looksie.

  2. Kristy says

    I’m curious how it would taste this way cold. When I was growing up, my mom would cook rice the night before and in the morning we ate it cold with a little milk , cinnamon, and sugar.

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