Quinoa recipe! 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! 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 fun dessert-style quinoa. Since it is such a versatile little seed,  it is the perfect late-night snack or even a quick morning bite as you run out the door!

What is a quinoa recipe?

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

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

  • Protein: 8 grams.
  • Fiber: 5 grams.
  • Manganese: 58% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 28% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 19% of the RDA.
  • Copper: 18% of the RDA.
  • Iron: 15% of the RDA.
  • Zinc: 13% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
  • Over 10% of the RDA for vitamins B1, B2, and B6.
  • Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin), and vitamin E.
  • Some omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 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 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 raise (3).

[What you need for quinoa recipe]

<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 for 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 the heat; let stand covered for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in blackberries and cinnamon.
    • Transfer into four bowls and top with pecans.
    • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of agave nectar (or honey/sweetener of your choice) over each serving.


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Jesy Anderson

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