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  • Breakfast Quinoa with Cherries, Walnuts & Honey

Breakfast Quinoa With Cherries, Walnuts & Honey

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

Nutrition Information Per Serving
CaloriesFatSat. FatTrans FatSodiumCarb.FiberProtein
Breakfast Quinoa With Cherries, Walnuts & Honey 385 14 g. 1.5 g. 0 g. 35 mg. 61 g. 5 g. 8 g.