Photo: Tina Rupp
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

"This breakfast will make your day so productive," says Jill Donenfeld about her maple syrup-sweetened quinoa. Quinoa is naturally loaded with protein and fiber.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a small saucepan, cover the quinoa with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover it again.

Step 2

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the almonds and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the apricots, maple syrup, orange zest and cinnamon and stir well until heated through.

Step 3

Add the quinoa to the skillet and stir gently to incorporate the almonds and apricots. Top each portion of quinoa with a tablespoon of ricotta and serve.

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Ratings & Reviews

CarMat's Review

May 07, 2014

Cayennejan's Review

December 05, 2013
I just recently decided to commit myself to eating quinoa. Having a lot of digestive trouble. I Tried this recipe at home yesterday. I don't use dried apricots because of the sulfur. I substituted with apricot preserves instead. Today I bought Riccota to use I'm looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning but I may have it for dinner tonight instead! Thanks