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Coconut quinoa breakfast with brown sugar sauce

Quinoa holds its rightful place as the king of breakfast in this just-sweet-enough cereal recipe.

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

As we transition to fall food, it is time to bust out those indulgent breakfast meals. I love an over-the-top cereal. This is definitely that! Packed with protein-rich quinoa, this recipe is great with a morning fire and a newspaper.



  • 1 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • Milk
  • Brown sugar sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • Pinch of salt


Add coconut milk, salt, sugar and quinoa to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover, turn heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Stir once or twice.

In a small pan, melt butter. Mix in brown sugar, half and half, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 2 minutes.

When quinoa is ready, divide between two bowls, add milk if desired. Top with walnuts and brown sugar sauce.


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