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Gluten Free Breakfast Quinoa

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About two years ago I attended a Gluten Free event at Whole Foods. One of the sessions offered was a cooking class where a nutritionist whipped up a quick and yummy batch of quinoa for breakfast. Since I had always served quinoa as a side dish, I was very intrigued about the possibility of having it for breakfast.

It was simply delicious! The nutritionist added a bit of honey, vanilla and cinnamon when she cooked it, but I've added a few more of my favorites to the recipe below.

This is a perfect breakfast now that the cooler weather is approaching!


1 cup Quinoa

2 cups of brewed hot ginger tea (or you can substitute for another one of your favourite teas- Chai also adds some nice spice)

1/4 cup of walnuts

1/8 cup of raisins

1/8 cup chopped dried apple

pinch of cinnamon

honey to taste

4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed


In a saucepan, put quinoa, tea, walnuts, raisins and apple. Cover and cook according to package directions, typically 12-15 minutes over low heat. At the end, all of the tea should be absorbed into the quinoa.

Remove from stove and serve in 4 bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with a pinch of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and let each person sweeten to their personal taste.

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