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Active time
5 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
4 servings

1 cup of white quinoa*

2 cups water

2 cinnamon sticks (or ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon)

4 whole cloves (or ¼ teaspoon ground cloves)

1 cup sliced dried figs

1 cup coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts

1 cup almond, soy, or rice milk

Honey (or preferred alternative sweetner)

  1. Rinse quinoa under cool water to remove coating. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the quinoa, water, cinnamon, and cloves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover, allowing quinoa to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed, and the grain is tender. Remove the spices. 
  2. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the dried figs, nuts, milk, and honey to taste. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld, and the fruit to soften. 

*Note: You may use red quinoa but the cooking time may be about 5 minutes longer. This recipe makes great leftovers: just gently reheat the next day to enjoy. 

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Calories: 420
Total Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Sodium: 50mg
Carbohydrate: 55g
Fiber: 9g
Protein: 11g

Yield: 4 servings

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I make this all the time, I sometimes use dried cranberries for a variety. Sometime I sprinkle it on my greek yogurt at breakfast.

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