Raspberry Almond Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Holy deliciousness batman. If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, please try it for the sake of this recipe. If you have tried quinoa, then I know you love it as much as I do, and you’ll be excited to see another opportunity to use it. Either way, make this breakfast quinoa with whatever fruits and nuts you have around your kitchen this weekend. Trust me, you’ll thank me for it.

I was SO excited when we got fresh raspberries in our CSA. It was our first fruit in the box. Even though it was just one little carton, Hubby and I were ecstatic. Hubby and I gobbled up about half of the berries after getting them home and I knew we needed to use the others up quickly. So the next morning, I whipped up this breakfast quinoa.

This made a great breakfast and I can’t believe I waited so long to make it! It was very filling but still light and fresh. You can use any combination of fruits and nuts that you have on hand, so it’s also very versatile. I always love the flavor of almonds with raspberries, so I toasted up some chopped almonds to throw in with the raspberries.

Then I also mixed in some toasted unsweetened coconut that I had in the cabinet (leftover from these Pina Colada Cupcakes). The coconut was an amazing addition and gave a subtle sweetness and tropical feel to the meal. I can’t wait to make this again with blueberries, dried cranberries, strawberries. You name it, I’m sure it will be amazing!

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Raspberry Almond Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 cups milk
1 cup uncooked quinoa
pinch salt
2-3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds
1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut

Directions:

Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Milk will boil and bubble over very quickly, so keep an eye on it. Add quinoa and salt, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Stir in raspberries, nuts, and coconut. Cook until warmed through, about one minute more.

Recipe inspired by Apple A Day, who adapted this Martha Stewart recipe

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15 Responses to “Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls”

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — August 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love blueberries in pancakes and waffles. They’ve gotta be good in cinnamon rolls too!

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    Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life — August 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Yum! I have always wanted to make my own cinnamon rolls but have always been a tad nervous about he process!!! These look amazing with the blueberries!!

    P.S. I found your blog today when you posted that you were from Boston on Tina’s blog! I am from just outside of Boston too!

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    nicole — September 1, 2011 at 3:41 am

    these look amazing. I love cinnamon rolls, and this combo sounds great!

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    Kelly Delafield — October 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Can you tell me how to make the frosting?

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    Maureen — April 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I love the blueberry, I tried swapping them with raspberries and they were just as good if not better. Love the base recipe.

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    Aimee — July 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I made these today cheating with crescent roll dough. They were amazing!

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    cindy chisholm — February 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Da bomb! Brilliant, as well as yummy:)
    Thank you! I will make an impression at brunch tomorrow..lol

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    Robin — April 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Made these for Easter breakfast (blueberry cinnamon rolls, hardboiled eggs, and thick sliced ham slices). What a delicious treat! I don’t know if I’ll ever go back “regular” cinnamon rolls again! I cut the recipe in half. Perfect amount for my husband, myself, and 3 teenaged boys. Honestly, I can’t say enough about this recipe. These rolls are worth every minute spent making them. To avoid having to get up so early, I saved the second rise for the morning. After slicing the rolls and placing them in the greased pan, I covered them tightly with plastic wrap and placed them in the fridge overnight. I took them out of the fridge and let them set at room temperature to rise for about an hour before placing them in the oven. They were perfect! Thanks so much!

    • beantownbaker — April 27th, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!! I’ve done the second rise the next morning as well.

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    Robin — April 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Forgot to mention that a step was left out of the recipe: it never tells you to sprinkle the rolled out dough with sugar and cinnamon mixture (& 2 T flour?).

    • beantownbaker — April 27th, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

      Thanks for pointing this out. I updated the recipe to reflect this.

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    Karina — June 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Hi there – I was wondering if this dough would be okay to freeze? I’m a novice when it comes to anything baking related!

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    Glennis — July 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I found that the cinnamon was over powering. I will add 3 tsp next time 4 Tablespoons was way to much.

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    Diane — July 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Is there any kneading involved???

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