Quinoa! Oh, My Goodness!

I have a few recipes to share with you over the next few weeks. It has become one of my favorite meals/snacks! Totally packed with body goodness, I can’t even explain the amount of delicious flavor.

It makes me feel great, doesn’t weigh me down and quinoa makes me super happy!

Therefore, I want to share a fun dessert style quinoa. Since it is such a versatile little seed,  it really is the perfect late night snack or even a quick bite in the morning as you are running out the door!

What is it?

First, I have to tell you a bit more about quinoa.

Three main types: white, red and black.  This is the nutrients from one cup of quinoa (cooked).

  • 222 Calories
  • 39 grams Carbs
  • 4 grams Fat

Quinoa is non-GMO, gluten-free and usually grown organically. Even though technically not a grain, it still counts as a whole grain food.

NASA scientists have looked at it as a suitable crop to be grown in outer space, mostly based on its high nutrient content, ease of use and how easy it is to grow (3).

[What you need]

  • 1 CUP organic 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 CUP water
  • 4 teaspoons organic agave nectar (or sweetener of your choice, local organic honey – perfect for this!)
  • 1 CUP organic quinoa, (note: rinse quinoa)
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries, organic preferred
  • 1/3 C chopped pecans, toasted*

<Let’s Make This>

  • Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cover.
  • Simmer 15 minutes (or until most of the liquid is absorbed).
    • *Roast the pecans in a 350F degree toaster oven for 5 to 6 minutes or in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes.
  • Stir in blackberries and cinnamon.
    • Transfer into four bowls and top with pecans.
    • Drizzle 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey/sweetener of your choice) over each serving.

<Facts>

warm-and-nutty-cinnamon-quinoa-recipe-yummly-2016-10-13-23-34-08

Tagged on:                                                                                             

Jesy Anderson

The owner of Needle, Ink and Thread, Located in Beavercreek, Ohio. I love teaching, it really is my passion. The "lightbulb" moments are my favorite! I am so excited to share my passion of sewing, design, and art with you! I was also a former co-owner of Sew Dayton.

See all posts by jesy

I love comments, you can leave one here!