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Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal with Peaches and Toasted Pecans

April 8th, 2012

Recipe and Styling by Paula Bowman

Our healthy take on instant peaches and cream oatmeal uses real peaches (use thawed frozen peaches during the winter months) and protein-packed quinoa.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1/2 Cups pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup almond milk, or other milk of preference
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar with cinnamon; mix well and set aside.

  2. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add quinoa, stir and boil gently until tender and the germ ring is visible, about 12 minutes. Drain in a fine mesh strainer, cover with a clean dishtowel and let sit 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar, orange zest and vanilla.

  3. To serve, divide quinoa evenly among 4 bowls. Top with peaches, toasted pecans, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and pour 1/4 cup almond milk into each bowl.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 338 calories, 13 g fat, 8 g protein, 7 g fibre, 49 g carbohydrates, 49 mg sodium. Good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine) and iron. Excellent source of vitamin E, folate, magnesium and zinc.

Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal with Peaches and Toasted Pecans
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

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