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Breakfast Quinoa With Cherries, Walnuts & Honey

Published in Recipes, Other Author: CentraCare

Recipe from the Cherry Marketing Institute


  • 1-1/3 cups quinoa
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 1 small apple, unpeeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup skim milk


  1. Pour quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and rinse with tap water. Transfer rinsed quinoa into saucepan filled with 2-2/3 cups water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add apples and cherries and continue to cook over a low heat, covered until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, toast walnuts in a dry skillet over a medium high heat, stirring frequently, until they are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Allow them to cool, and then coarsely chop.
  3. When quinoa is cooked, stir in cinnamon, honey, and milk and cook for 1 minute more, until milk is heated through. Place in serving bowls and top with walnuts.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 385
  • Fat: 14 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1.5 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 35 mg
  • Carbs: 61 g.
  • Fiber: 5 g.
  • Protein: 8 g.