new favorite breakfast…

Ripped straight from the pages of Food & Wine, but Mr Weiss-a-fied, my new favorite breakfast bowl to kick off the day.

Breakfast Quinoa (adapted from Food & Wine)

1 cup quinoa, rinsed (serves 4 and can be easily halved or keep for the following morning)

2 cups water

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup slivered almonds, 1/2 c dried apricots, raisins, cranberries or any dried fruit

3 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon,  zest of one small lime (they used orange but I prefer the lime)

yogurt for serving (they also used ricotta, but it’s not something I normally have on hand, yogurt is just as good taste wise)

In a small pot cover the quinoa with water, bring a boil cover cook over low heat until all the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. About 15 mins, fluff with fork.

In a skillet heat oil, add almonds and cook until golden brown, add dried fruit, maple syrup, zest and cinnamon, stir until heated through.  Add the quinoa stir to incorporate. Serve with a dollop of yogurt.

get to it, your body will love you for it.



  1. Mame Johnston
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    This sounds so delicious and I can’t wait to try it for myself. Hope you’re on the upswing of winter now. This week has been stellar in NC after a long siege of winter for us. We won’t venture north until late spring. Take care and stay out of the MUD that is created by all of the white stuff mixed with the yutz!


  2. Posted February 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Never thought about quinoa as a sweet (well, sweetish) breakfast thing but looks good, like a lighter version of porridge.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

      I’d never thought of it as breakfast either, but with the dried fruit, maple, yogurt and lime zest its sweet and tangy, my favorite combo.

  3. Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    This looks great. I recently made and posted a quinoa breakfast cereal on my blog, too. I really enjoyed it and this one looks like another variation that I would like.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

      Mr Weiss is going to try your quinoa version.

  4. Jill
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Snap! I tried Quinoa for the 1st time last week as a salad with Mint, Parsley, Coriander, Mandarin wedges, and almonds, yum. will tyr your version next

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