Cinnamon Orange Quinoa Hot Cereal

Quinoa is higher protein, high fibre grain, making it an ideal breakfast that will hold you over until lunch. This thick whole grain porridge is delicious mixed with fresh fruit.

Cinnamon Orange Quinoa Hot Cereal


Quantity Ingredients
3/4 cup / 175 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 tsp / 1 ml cinnamon
1/4 tsp / 1 ml allspice
1/4 cup quinoa
1 tbsp / 15 ml ground flaxseed
1 tbsp / 15 ml dried cranberries


In a saucepan, bring orange juice, cinnamon and allspice to a boil.  Add quinoa and flaxseed stirring to combine.

Cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa and flax resemble a thick porridge. 

Serve in a bowl; top with pomegranate seeds.

Makes 1/2 cup.  Serves 1.

Nutrition per serving: 329 cal, 9 g pro, 7 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 60 g carb, 7 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 12 mg sodium

Excellent source of: fibre, vitamin C, iron, magnesium

Good source of: folate, potassium

Source: Foods that Fight Disease