Warm Cinnamon Quinoa with Sweet Figs

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Warm Cinnamon
Quinoa & Sweet Fig

With the rise of healthy eating, quinoa has taken center stage as one of the most popular super foods on the planet. Since this ancient grain, which originated from the regions of Peru and Bolivia, is so versatile, I try to incorporate quinoa into mealtime when ever possible.

One of my favorite ways to use quinoa is at breakfast. It’s a refreshing change from the usual boring breakfast grains made popular by cereals like Cream of Wheat and Oatmeal. The thing I love most about quinoa is it’s versatility. It’s rich and nutty, yet takes on the personality and flavors it is paired with.

In this recipe, the combination of cinnamon, crunchy almonds, sweet figs or Medjool dates and honey, a pinch of salt, and a splash of almond milk creates a nutritionally dense, flavor-packed dish that is perfect for breakfast, but makes a delicious mid-day snack too. Find the recipe at the bottom of this post. To learn more about the history an nutritional benefits of quinoa, check out the video below.

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Warm Cinnamon Quinoa with Sweet Figs Yum
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In medium pan, heat the cinnamon and quinoa together until warmed.
  2. Add milk and salt, stir until well blended.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in dates, honey and almonds.
  5. Pour into bowl and top with additional almond milk and your favorite fruits.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by www.culinarybutterfly.com

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