Vanilla-Scented Quinoa

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A nice bowl of quinoa for breakfast is an excellent way to fill up with energy in the morning.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
210 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


1/4 cup quinoa 45 g
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 vanilla beans 2 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
1 tbsp maple syrup 15 mL
1/4 cup milk, skimmed, 0% 65 mL


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well.
  2. Slit the vanilla bean lengthwise down the centre, scrape out some of the seeds, then add them along with the scraped bean to the saucepan. Add the quinoa and water,with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 min.
  3. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Fluff with a fork then portion out to bowls.
  4. Add the maple syrup, and milk, then serve.


* The used vanilla bean may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (220 g)


% Daily Value




2 g

3 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


40 mg

2 %


41 g

14 %


2 g

10 %


16 g

Net Carbs

39 g


7 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

0 %


12 %


25 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Good source of  :
Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Low  :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Cholesterol, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Milk and Alternatives ½
Other Foods 1

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetarian | Artery-healthy | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Kosher | Low Fat | Low Sodium | Halal | Low Cholesterol

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