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Breakfast Quinoa

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 4 cups

Servings: 3 to 4

Quinoa makes a soothing porridge, a perfect choice for a higher-protein breakfast. Top it with your favorite berries, nuts or fruit.


  • 1 cup quinoa (white, red or black)
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup, more to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk, soy milk, almond milk or rice milk
  • Fresh fruit,  berries, and/or chopped nuts, for serving


  • Soak the quinoa in cool water for 20 minutes to soften, then drain and rinse.
  • Put the quinoa in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of cool water, the sugar, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the milk and cook, partially covered, until soft, another 10 minutes.
  • Serve topped with fruit, nuts, and more brown sugar or maple syrup, if you like.


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