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  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Maple-Pecan Quinoa

DL Staff | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 1 people
  • Calories per serving: 288

This high-protein breakfast recipe with quinoa gives you all the essential amino acids plus an energy boost to start your day.  Quinoa flakes contain 6 grams protein grams per half-cup - up to 50 percent more than other grains - and supply all of the essential amino acids. The complex carbohydrates also give you an energy boost to start your day. Plus, flakes are a snap to make - they cook in 90 seconds. 

  1. In small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add salt, if using, and quinoa flakes. Stir and cook for about 1-1/2 minutes or until cereal starts to thicken
  2. Mix in 1/2 tablespoon syrup, most of the pecans, and vanilla extract. Transfer to a small serving bowl. Top with remaining 1/2 tablespoon syrup and remaining pecans. Serve immediately.

PER SERVING: 288 cal, 37% fat cal, 12g fat, 1g sat fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 42g carb, 4g fiber, 13mg sodium


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