Breakfast Quinoa with Cherries, Walnuts and Honey

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We're always looking for breakfast cereal alternatives.  This recipe combines quinoa, which cooks pretty quickly with fresh apples, dried cherries, toasted walnuts and cinnamon.
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  • Serves4

Ingredients

    • 1 1/3 cups quinoa
    • 2 2/3 cups water
    • 1 small golden delicious apple, unpeeled, cored and cut into chunks
    • 1/4 cup dried cherries
    • 1/2 cup walnuts pieces
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for serving
    • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk, plus more for serving
    • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, optional

Instructions

Put the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under the tap.

Put the rinsed quinoa in a saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the apples and cherries and continue to cook, covered over a low heat, until the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes more.

In the meantime, toast the walnut in a dry skillet over a medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Allow them to cool, and then coarsely chop them.

When the quinoa is cooked, stir in the cinnamon, honey and milk, and cook for 1 more minute, so the milk is heated through.

Place into serving bowls and top with walnuts and butter, if using. Serve with additional honey and milk to taste
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