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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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow.
    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!

    Cheers,

    Carsten
    tasteandshare.com
    food social network * wine social network
    gloof

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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

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    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.

    🙂
    ButterYum

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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!

    http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2010/02/valentine-super-bowl-recipe-carnival.html

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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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