Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

March 6, 2014

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How’s this for nutritious breakfast? This is a great way to start any day! Not only is it good for you but it tastes delicious. It’s easy to make and it yields 3 servings so you can have another two bowls stored in the fridge to warm up for the next few days.

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa | Cooking Classy

The recipe is very versatile. Basically it’s just a place to get you started. You can swap out the milk for a different kind, and an alternate sweetener would work fine (agave, brown sugar, maple syrup). You could add nuts for crunch and another added protein. Bananas or any kind of berry would be a great compliment to this, or a nut butter would make it nice and creamy. I’d say always (or almost always) keep the cinnamon though because the cinnamon makes it feel like a breakfast cereal. I think next I want to try a coconut version, now that sounds amazing. Enjoy!

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa | Cooking Classy

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

This is the perfect healthy way to start the day. Quinoa isn't just for breakfast and dinner, you'll love this porridge version!
Servings: 3
Prep5 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk , plus more for serving (I used original)
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp honey , or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and salt to a boil. Stir in quinoa and reduce heat to a low.
  • Cover with lid and allow to simmer 15 - 20 minutes until almond milk has been absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  • Stir in honey and vanilla. Serve warm topped with more almond milk.
Nutrition Facts
Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 231mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.