Cinnamon Quinoa with Peaches - Delicious Decisions

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Cinnamon Quinoa with Peaches - Delicious Decisions

A bowl of hot quinoa topped with sweetened fat-free half-and-half and peaches makes a nutritious, protein-rich breakfast. The quinoa doesn’t need tending to while it cooks, allowing you to get yourself and the kids ready for the day while the slow cooker does the work.

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1/2 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup peaches, 1/4 cup half-and-half, 1 tablespoon almonds

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed, drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices thawed (sliced or diced)
  • 1/4 cup PLUS 2 Tbsp chopped pecans (dry roasted, coarsely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans (dry-roasted, coarsely chopped)

Directions

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  1. In a 3- to 4 1/2-quart round or oval slow cooker, lightly spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour in the water. Stir in the quinoa and cinnamon. Cook, covered, on low for 2 hours or on high for 1 hour, or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  2. Just before the quinoa is ready, in a small bowl, stir together the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Spoon the quinoa into bowls. Top with the peaches. Pour in the half-and half mixture. Sprinkle with the pecans.

Nutrition Facts

Cinnamon Quinoa with Peaches - Delicious Decisions

CaloriesCalories

254 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

10g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 254
Total Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 10 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat, 1 lean meat

 

A bowl of hot quinoa topped with sweetened fat-free half-and-half and peaches makes a nutritious, protein-rich breakfast. The quinoa doesn’t need tending to while it cooks, allowing you to get yourself and the kids ready for the day while the slow cooker does the work.

Nutrition Facts

Cinnamon Quinoa with Peaches - Delicious Decisions

CaloriesCalories

254 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

10g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving
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Calories 254
Total Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 10 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat, 1 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1/2 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup peaches, 1/4 cup half-and-half, 1 tablespoon almonds

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed, drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices thawed (sliced or diced)
  • 1/4 cup PLUS 2 Tbsp chopped pecans (dry roasted, coarsely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans (dry-roasted, coarsely chopped)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a 3- to 4 1/2-quart round or oval slow cooker, lightly spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour in the water. Stir in the quinoa and cinnamon. Cook, covered, on low for 2 hours or on high for 1 hour, or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  2. Just before the quinoa is ready, in a small bowl, stir together the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Spoon the quinoa into bowls. Top with the peaches. Pour in the half-and half mixture. Sprinkle with the pecans.
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