Tropical Breakfast Quinoa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
For excellent quinoa, soak it, rinse it, and don't overcook. Use the leftovers the next day for this quick recipe.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 3 Tbs crushed pineapple
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs toasted coconut
  • 5 pecans
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar


  • In a medium-sized pot combine cooked quinoa, coconut milk, crushed pineapple, cinnamon, and maple syrup; stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Top quinoa mixture with toasted coconut, pecans, sliced strawberries, and balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 135 (29%)
(24%)Total Fat 15g
(38%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(2%)Sodium 37mg
(22%)Potassium 770mg
Total Carbohydrate 72g
(27%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(24%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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