Quinoa With Nuts And Dried Fruit
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Quinoa With Nuts And Dried Fruit

Submitted by: Carol McKay

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4

Quinoa with nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and vanilla. Yummy for breakfast or a snack!


    sea salt to taste

    1 c. white quinoa

    1 cinnamon stick, organic

    1/4 tsp. cinnamon

    1 1/2 c. water

    1/2 c. almonds

    1/2 c. dried cranberries

    1/2 c. milk, raw or organic

    1 tsp. vanilla extract


Toast quinoa in skillet on medium heat until slightly darkened.

Toast coarsely chopped almonds (or walnuts). You can toast them in the oven, toaster oven, or in the skillet along with the quinoa.

Transfer toasted quinoa to a 3-4 quart saucepan. Add boiling water, sea salt, cinnamon stick, toasted almonds, and dried cranberries. Return to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add 1/2 cup milk, if desired.

Remove from heat, take out cinnamon stick, and stir in vanilla. Add freshly ground cinnamon.