Aug 302012
 
Quinoa, (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is quite the impostor.  It looks and acts like a grain but it is actually a tiny little seed – and is therefore an awesome source of protein.
 
Sneaky.
 
Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey


For vegetarians and meat eaters alike, quinoa makes a great alternative to rice, oatmeal or any grain and is super quick cooking; rice will typically take 45 to 50 minutes, but the mighty quinoa only cooks for fifteen minutes and rests for five.

Most people think of it as a savory food, but I’m here to tell you that it’s perfect for breakfast!  Try it with some natural peanut butter or this Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Butter Spread – filling and satisfying for breakfast and the flavor of coconut and peanut butter together is unexpectedly delectable.


Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey

Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey

Serves 4
Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe

 Ingredients

½ cup rice milk
¾ cup water
1 cup dry mixed color quinoa (I used red and white)
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp sea salt
4 Tbsp Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Spread

Directions

1. Bring rice milk and water to a boil over medium high heat; add quinoa, salt, honey and cinnamon; stir, cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes.

2. Divide quinoa over four bowls; add 1 Tbsp coconut peanut butter to each serving.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 299.5
Total Fat 11.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 132.8 mg
Potassium 90.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 8.3 g
Protein 9.2 g

Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.2 %
Vitamin C 0.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.5 %
Calcium 1.0 %
Copper 0.2 %
Folate 0.1 %
Iron 23.7 %
Magnesium 0.1 %
Manganese 5.0 %
Niacin 0.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.0 %
Phosphorus 39.2 %
Riboflavin 85.2 %
Selenium 0.1 %
Thiamin 0.0 %
Zinc 0.2 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  7 Responses to “Confetti Breakfast Quinoa with Coconut Peanut Butter and Honey”

  1. I really need to get on the quinoa-for-breakfast bandwagon! I love all of the flavors you've paired it with!

  2. glad to know that someone else makes coconut peanut butter, I had ordered from Tropical Tradititions but they've been out of stock for a while.

  3. Ooooh Dawn, that looks delicious! I have tried quinoa for breakfast before, and it was good! Nice change up to oatmeal on a cold winters morning. I was thinking about purchasing the earth balance butters, but couldn’t quite bring myself to pay for them yet….maybe once I receive my raceday check haha. Think this would taste just as good with almond butter, or peanut butter and co white chocolate peanut butter?

    • Hi Tina and thank you! It IS just a nice way to change it up a bit. I see LOTS of raceday checks in your future! Yes I think it might even be better with almond butter or peanut butter!

  4. Ooooh Dawn this sounds delightful! I had something similar this morning, just omitting the coconut, and adding strawberries….perfect runner food, and now I have another recipe :)

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