Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Spiced Quinoa

Made with quinoa, milk, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, honey, vanilla extract, egg white, and raisins.

So I tried a quinoa recipe.  I don’t get a chance to make quinoa very much mainly because my taste buds haven’t found a way to really like it too swell.  I think you have to find the right mix of ingredients to make it taste divine.

I’m sure quinoa is lovely if you find the right way to make it.  I’ve just been an unlucky soul in that department.  Or maybe I don’t like quinoa like I thought I did.  I do have to say that the sweetness of the raisins helped loads with the taste.  Just pile on the raisins, people!

Spiced Quinoa
Quinoa grains

I did make a quinoa recipe a couple of years ago as a side dish for dinner.  I can’t remember the ingredients mixed with it, but it was edible.

I think anyone that likes quinoa, overall, will like this recipe.  I, on the other hand, have no plans to make this recipe again.  But it was an interesting experiment in the kitchen, nonetheless.

Recipe for—Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

So, if you have nothing else to do today, see if you can make a dish of quinoa that will knock the socks off my taste buds.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Sometimes you have to experiment over and over to get a dish to taste just the way you like it.  Or maybe quinoa just isn’t for everyone.

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40 thoughts on “Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

  1. Okay, you have to remember you are dealing with someone with a culinary IQ just a little higher than a tater tot. But what in the hell is “Quinoa?”

    1. Lol! I just love your IQ levels! Quinoa is some type of grain that’s supposed to be good for you. I may have to find another type of grain at this rate.

  2. I tried adding quinoa to my oatmeal once. Yuck! I think it’s better as a savory dish. I rinse it every time, but am still not a fan of the taste — it’s so earthy.
    I have a recipe for black bean and corn quinoa; that one’s okay-tasting and great for healthy carbs and protein.

  3. quinoa for breakfast–love it! We may have had this conversation before, but don’t skip the rinsing with cold water part. Quinoa has a bitter residue in its coating, which needs to be rinsed off to make it palatable. I know this from experience 😉 Have always wanted to make quinoa breakfast cookies and your porridge looks like a healthy way to start the day, too.

    1. You know what—that’s what I didn’t do. I didn’t have a sieve with tiny enough holes where the quinoa wouldn’t fall straight through it. I couldn’t figure out another good way to rinse it so I just cooked it the way it was thinking it’d be ok. Maybe that’s what the problem has been all along. Hmmmmmm?!

      1. I don’t have a fine enough strainer either, so I soak the quinoa in cold water in a saucepan, then use the lid to drain the water. Sometimes lose a few quinoa grains, but oh well. Then I add cooking water to the saucepan and simmer away. Would be curious if this makes it more appealing for you.

        I have a tough time with quinoa as the one time I didn’t rinse–and it was decidedly bitter–I was pregnant and had a weird palate. The quinoa tasted especially horrible because of my acute sense of taste (thank you, pregnancy) and I was very sick that night. Took a few years before I was willing to try again. And now I like it well enough, but do not love it as I do some grains.

        1. Thanks, Liz! I’ll remember to try that next time I decide to try another quinoa recipe again. Would be curious to see if that was partly or entirely the problem. Thanks! 🙂

  4. This looks sooo good, I’ve never tried plain Quinoa though! Lol @ pile on the raisins! Too bad you didn’t fancy it much, but at least you tried 🙂

  5. I am in a similar boat, in regard to this quinoa topic. I haven’t eaten as yet, but just can’t seem to muster interest. I hear good and bad things, but my level of interest just isn’t there. I have purchased for others, but strangely enough, never cared to buy quinoa for myself. LOL

    1. Lol. Let me tell you, Errol—there is nothing to muster interest about with this stuff. Yeah, it’s really healthy and good for you but I haven’t found a quinoa recipe yet that has made my mouth happy about it.

  6. I too am not a huge fan of quinoa…but try, try again as they say. Your breakfast does look delicious though 🙂 Possibly just a “texture” thing for you?!?

  7. You know, I had heard of quinoa before but never knew what it really was… but if you say you have lack of urge to make this again, that’s enough for me!

  8. Quinoa is a lovely and very nutritious, high protein food, but I don’t think I would want to eat it as a cooked cereal for breakfast. We have it frequently – last night, in fact. I served it with sautéed mushroom, red peppers, and onions. It is also good mixed with other grains like rice, barley, or bulgur – with the veggies as noted. It is easy to cook using a well-insulated vacuum bottle, so there is no pot watching involved.

    1. That’s why I first tried eating quinoa because it’s really good for you. I may have to experiment with more quinoa dinner options. I like the sound of how you make it.

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