Breakfast Maple Quinoa

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You knew it wouldn't be long until you saw another quinoa recipe pop up on good ole Ice Cream & Wine, right?! So. In. Love. In case you missed my complete adoration for quinoa, you can check it out here. Absolutely versatile and always delicious. Seriously, I just don't think you can mess up quinoa. It's like pasta - anything you add to it will be tasty. I promise!

So the very next morning after I made Salsa Quinoa, I tried my hand at breakfast quinoa. There are MANY recipes out there for breakfast quinoa. After scouring the blogosphere and taking notes, I came up with this mighty fine maple quinoa. Holy. Yum. Please, I'm begging you, make this recipe. Now. You will love me forever.

Source: An original Ice Cream & Wine recipe

1/2 cup milk - I used skim
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
Brown sugar, if desired

In a small saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Reduce to a simmer immediately and add in the quinoa. Cover and cook until the milk has been absorbed - roughly 15 minutes). Pour into a small bowl and add maple syrup. Stir to mix well. Add sliced almonds and cranberries and stir well. Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

*This makes 1 serving

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