Gluten-Free Almond Quinoa Breakfast

by Amie on August 26, 2013

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The past few weeks….I’ve been watching people all around me, lovely normal people comparing themselves to other people, or who they think they should be or who they think they should look like. And then what happens? They feel bad about themselves and make choices that don’t honor who they are.

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And it makes me so sad every time I see a person reject themselves…

Do you know what I mean?

Because when anyone compares their body, business, job, bank account, relationship….whatever, to others – well, then they are really just rejecting yourself, aren’t they?

We all know that rejecting ourselves isn’t good news. And comparing ourselves to others surely isn’t either.

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And I get it… I used to compare myself A LOT. I think most of us do. We just don’t talk about it.

Right?

And so this crazy comparing cycle continues.

I see it a lot here in NYC and everywhere I travel.

Girls who are 15. Women who are 50. Boys who are 28. And so forth….

So, instead of comparing ourselves to others, how about doing a few nice things this week? Here are a few that I’m going to be doing….what will do you for yourself this week?

Buying myself fresh flowers.

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Treating myself to an organic green juice every day.

Staying positive. Because…it’s not easy if your health flops but stay strong and move on. I’m happy to honestly say that It’s OKAY to say that you had a bad day or that your life isn’t easy. I know what it’s like when you’re stuck not feeling well with nowhere to turn and you feel like you are going to a million doctors but no one is helping you…when you are spending all of your waking hours dedicated to your health.

I know.

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I get it.

But you can go beyond that.

And treat yourself to something every day.

Even if it’s just a little sunshine or a sunflower.

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Go ahead, you can do it.

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And then you can dig into this fabulous gluten-free breakfast.

I mean, come on now, it’s not every day you get to enjoy a tasty quinoa breakfast, is it? Sit down, take a few extra minutes to savor your first meal of the day before you rush out the door and then  go treat yourself to something special…even if it’s just a nice bottle of seltzer with a fresh lemon.

….how does that sound to you?

xox

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Gluten-Free Almond Quinoa Breakfast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Soy-Free and Sugar-Free
Ingredients
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 small banana, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook quinoa with almond milk, banana and sea salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Set aside and cover for 15 minutes or until almond milk is completely absorbed. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
  2. Serve warm.
Notes
Serving Size: ½ cup Calories: 180.6 cal • Fat: 6.7 g • Protein: 4.4 g • Carb: 27.2 g • Fiber: 4.6 g • Sugar: 7.1 g • Sodium: 285.5 mg

 

 

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Juanita Davis-Edwards August 26, 2013 at 10:18 am

I was so busy printing the recipe for the Gluten-Free Almond Quinoa Breakfast, I almost forgot that I was trying to win a copy of “Against All Grain” by Danielle Walker! I’d love to win this cookbook and since I have everything on hand, I’m making the Gluten-Free Almond Quinoa Breakfast tomorrow.

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carrie hughes August 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

Hi

I am so excited to try this recipe because it looks so yummy! I would love to win Danielle’s new book and can’t wait to try some of the fabulous recipes from her book! I’ve lost 100 lbs, and have about 20 more to go and it always helps me so much to be find healthy recipes that inspire me to stay on track. Thanks!

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Lori Getter August 26, 2013 at 10:29 am

Hi – I love the recipes you provide….they are simple….which is important for me because I seem to be going a mile a minute! I would love the cookbook….I am trying to give up the wheat and sugar habit….and feed my body with the healthy fuel it needs!!!! thanks for providing wonderful advice!!!

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Nicole Trevisan August 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

i love this recipe! i would probably use raisins instead of cranberries just to suit my taste more. LOVELY! =)

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LaVonne Langlieb August 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

I am most definitely making this tomorrow morning! I would love to win a copy of “Against All Grain” by Danielle Walker. Thank you for your wonderful website!

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Marissa Macias August 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

This cookbook looks amazing. I have Celiacs and my little sister is dairy free and we are always looking for meals that we can both enjoy! This recipe is a fun way to spice up just regular old quinoa.

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Samantha Abrams August 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

Yum! Beautiful quinoa recipe! I am very inspired by Paleo recipes too and would love to win a copy of “Against All Grain.” I have heard wonderful things about it!!! You are great!

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Jody Haller August 26, 2013 at 10:46 am

I love this post. I really needed to hear this today! I have never been a big breakfast eater, but that is one of my goals now that both of my kids are in school. I am getting myself back on the priority list! Thanks so much.

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Haley Allen August 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe! And I’d love to win the “Against all Grains” cookbook to get some more gluten free recipes!

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Rebecca U August 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love this post. So very true. I’m constantly telling my three girls ages 10-16 to be grateful for the ways they are made unique & stop comparing! I hate to admit it, but I do it too. Thank you for the reminder to be thankful for each of our unique gifts/strengths. I’ve been wanting to purchase the cookbook against the grain as I have been on a journey of healing my body with food from an auto immune condition called Hashimotos. I ‘m teaching my girls to eat healthy so they are one step ahead of me in learning early in life how to care for their bodies. Thx for this giveaway!

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Jodi August 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

This recipe look great, I also love to use amaranth. It would also be great to win the “Against the Grain” cook book.

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Audrey Mead August 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

This looks wonderful and I have been hearing so many wonderful things about the “Against All Grain” cookbook! I haven’t tried this recipe, but from the looks of it, it sounds like a 5-Star recipe.

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shannon springer August 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Would love to win this book! Thank you for the great give away and always posting such great recipes

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Amy August 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Your words really hit home for me! Going to make this breakfast tomorrow.
THANK YOU!

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Sarah August 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

This recipe looks amazing! I’m always looking for new healthy hecipies and find so many tasty ones on here!

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Kesha Everett August 26, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Due to family health issues we strive for a gluten free diet. I would love to have this book.
K

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Linda Viner August 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

That looks so good! I love quinoa and make it all the time but have yet to try it for breakfast. I’m definitely going to make this tomorrow morning. Against All Grain looks like a fabulous cookbook! Would love to win it!

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Christine August 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I know what you mean about comparing ourselves to others. Media encourages this unproductive behavior. We need to compare and compete with ourselves more than others. Strive to be our best, or to be better.

I would enjoy winning the book because I need to get the gluten out. I am lactose intolerant and have been eating healthy since 1977 when healthy and vegetarian were considered weird and unAmerican. Working in a related grocery industry job, I see all kinds of synthetic foods that are not good for people at all. Healthy eating and lifestyle has come a long way in acceptance but there’s still plenty to go.

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Meridee August 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Can’t wait to try the recipes in the Against the Grain Cookbook!

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Debra Lee August 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Quinoa had become one of my most favorite things! Winning the book would be icing on the cake.

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Ale August 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

This recipe looks fabulous, I will definitively try this weekend!!

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Marina August 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I would love to win a copy of AAG!! I can’t wait to try this recipe Amie! Looks delish!

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Julia S. August 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Can totally understand this. Often fall into that trap myself, and not even sure if I’ve successfully pulled myself out of it yet. :P

Wow, was just thinking about what to turn my stash of quinoa into! Looks so yummy! :D

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yummychunklet August 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Great looking breakfast quinoa!

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Donna D August 27, 2013 at 1:38 am

looks great, I really miss cream of wheat (celiac) and oats (number still too high)…and this looks like it might be a great alternative…:)

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Amanda August 28, 2013 at 8:06 am

I’ve heard a lot about quinoa, but have never tried it. Coupled w/ the dried cranberries, make it sound super delish!

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Kayla August 28, 2013 at 8:06 am

This looks awesome! I always forgot about making quinoa for breakfast! I really need to start adding it into my breakfast routine more often!

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kimberly Snyder August 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

These dishes look delicious, and we all need to take a little “me” time now and then. My “me” time is spent in my garden…

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beth titus August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

This looks so yummy.. I am going to try it ..Thank you

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Kim Arnold August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

I wonder if I could do this in the crock pot over night so it’s ready as soon as I wake up?
Wouldn’t that be PERFECT?!

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Harini August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

This looks amazing. so does the peanut butter

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Kristin Troska August 28, 2013 at 8:10 am

Loving all the positive thoughts. So true we compare ourselves all the time to others. Love the thoughts of letting it go and treating ourselves well. Fingers crossed for the yummy yummy peanut butter. Thanks.

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Cheryl Christian August 28, 2013 at 8:13 am

Quinoa is still something new to me. With dried cranberries looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win nut butters!!

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susan reed August 28, 2013 at 8:13 am

tried this – it’s delish! Want to win peanut butter!

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Lisa August 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

I always make quinoa savory and always forget to use it for breakfast. This would be great! Also love me some peanut butter!

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Karen Brady August 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

Quinoa is my favorite grain!!

Definitely hoping to win the peanut butter!!

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Gayle Honu August 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

Looks phenomenal!! Cannot wait to try this. And the peanut butters you posted on Facebook.

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Susan August 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

mmmmmm…..peanut butter! Yummy!

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Marcia Coakley August 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

Thank you for sharing your journey, and for helping us keep up with the assortment of wonderful, growing options for various dietary paths and needs. Appreciate your curiosity, perseverance, and openness. Yum!

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Norita Bridges August 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

This is be even better with some flavored peanut butter added in!

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Kim August 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

I agree with the comment before me! PB&J Co would be the perfect addition to a quinoa breakfast!

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Janice August 28, 2013 at 8:28 am

mmm, that looks like a delish and filling breakfast idea! And you can change it up a little to your liking (i.e. switch dried cranberries to another dried fruit)

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Marta August 28, 2013 at 8:32 am

I never tried quinoa for breakfast but sure will try this recipe!

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Michele R. August 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

This recipe looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it :)

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Ron_L August 28, 2013 at 8:38 am

That looks great! I’ve bookmarked it!

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Kristin Sokel August 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

Your recipes always look so delish! I love the idea of this for breakfast! Thanks got the great tips and recipes!
And that peanut butter looks amazing!!!

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joanne jensen August 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

mmmm. this looks so good! i haven’t tried quinoa as a cereal yet, but i may have to now!

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Rebecca Sangiacomo August 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

your recipe sounds amazing. I made a similar version for a work luncheon before. I was amazed that people actually really liked it& asked for the recipe. They are a tad close minded when it comes to trying new & different foods. I impressed them & it was a great feeling. I’ll have to make your version next luncheon.

Ps: I love ny&co peanut butter!!! {the DK chocolate dreams & white chocolate wonderful are a staple in my pantry}

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John Williams Sr August 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

My wife made quinoa for me for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was very good. I will be requesting this for breakfast. Looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing all your recipes.

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Denise McGlinchey August 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

This looks sooooo good. I haven’t tried quinoa at all but will certainly get some on my next trip to the grocery store. I also want to find out where to buy that wonderful peanut butter that’s on your Facebook page!

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Marlies August 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

I love quinoa! I never thought to make it a sweet breakfast thing! Good idea :)

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Monica Caughlin August 28, 2013 at 8:49 am

Yummy! Def trying this!!

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Laura Gay August 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

I have all the ing. needed for this. Yippee! Also would so enjoy the nutbutters ;)

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Ty August 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

This year has really made me examine my health. Onward and upward!

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Brittany @ Barr & Table August 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

This recipe looks so delicious! I love oatmeal in the morning and this would be a great way to change it up.. and it wouldn’t hurt top it with a scoop of one of the PB & Co nut butters! :)

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Rosita August 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

Would love to try the flavored peanut butter in the giveaway!

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Andrea August 28, 2013 at 8:59 am

This looks delicious, and I’m pretty sure all the ingredients are in my pantry!

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Amanda Paa August 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

What a great breakfast idea to make ahead and get in your whole grains! And with a drizzle of the Mighty Maple peanut butter…. so good I’m sure.

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Meg | In the Kitchen & On the Run August 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe! Love quinoa recipes for breakfast :)

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Beverly August 28, 2013 at 9:05 am

I have been on a smoothie kick for breakfast lately, but with the fall weather coming, this recipe looks absolutely delicious!

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Katie August 28, 2013 at 9:05 am

I never would have thought to use quinoa for breakfast, but it looks really good!!

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Beka WithaK August 28, 2013 at 9:06 am

I love mixing some nut butter in with my hot breakfast cereal! :) I was once addicted tot he White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter about two years ago and haven’t been able to find a jar since. It would make an awesome addition to my scarce college food supply!

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Tammy Stevens August 28, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks for the Quinoa Recipe > I Needed a good one since I am new to cooking Quinoa, have bag full that I bought and have only cooked once so far. Also enjoyed reading your New Post about , for a change> How about : about doing a few nice things this week. I need to work on this badly > not comparing myself and always being down on myself and start being kinder to myself and loved that you posted > you were going to buy yourself some flowers> this is something one day soon when I have $$ for it I would like to just go pick up a small thing of flowers for myself instead of waiting for someone to get me some flowers. I will be 55 next month and I can count on one hand how many times in my life that someone has bought me flowers. And I am going to buy them for myself now. THanks!!!

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Jessica H August 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

I just bought some quinoa for the first time too! Will definitely have to make this now :) thanks for the awesome recipes!!!!

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Colleen Schriefer August 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

Such a pleasure to read your column! Winning flavored peanut butter is good, too…

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Tina Pellicone August 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

I understand what you mean about “rejecting yourself,” and I think the timing of such a statement couldn’t be better. Whether it was inspired by the Miley Cyrus VMA performance or not, I feel it directly reflects the desperate cry for attention that so many of us make. And while Miley is lucky enough for her cries to be seen and heard by millions of people who want to help, many others’ cries tragically go unnoticed.

Thank you for your thoughtful gesture and concern, and I agree, it’s important to love and respect yourself for who you are. And should we aspire towards something, let that something be pure and true.

Let us all do something good for ourselves, our bodies and minds today. A delicious and healthy recipe such as your Almond Quinoa Breakfast sounds like a perfect way to get it started! Rick in protein, fiber and iron, quinoa is like a big hug! Below is a link to an article on its health benefits. Enjoy!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/juliewilcox/2012/06/26/7-benefits-of-quinoa-the-supergrain-of-the-future/

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Jessica August 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

I’ve never thought of making quinoa for breakfast, what a good idea!

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Taylor August 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

I love finding alternative breakfasts to oatmeal! Yum!

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Annie P August 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

Great post! Comparing ourselves to others a hard cycle to break, but awareness is the first step!

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Lori Williams August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

My husband loves quinoa since I made it for him a few weeks ago. He just requested that I make this for him for breakfast. Love that he wants to try new and healthy foods. The peanut gutters would be a great treat for him once in a while. Thanks for the great recipes and giveaways!

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Jennifer August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

Awesome read, thanks!

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Shannon Sutherland August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

I love quinoa. This sounds so awesome.

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patricia van dyke August 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

I can’t wait to try this, also would love to win the nut butters. I love to use them in so many of my recipes. Thank you

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Jody Haller August 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

I read this post yesterday and it was nice to read it again today. I bookmarked it this time. And the other posters are right! Those nut butters would be a lovely addition to this breakfast. I have never tried flavored peanut butter, which seems crazy to me because I love peanut butter more than anything. Okay, almost anything.

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Darlene Rose August 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

I have recently started using Quinoa . Such a versatile grain. I have used it as a breakfast meal and a bottom layer with Chicken sausage, peppers, and onions. This recipe sounds great and cannot wait to try it!!!

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Lynn August 28, 2013 at 9:36 am

This looks great! I’m also very excited about the peanut butter giveaway! Thanks! :)

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Brooke August 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

This recipe looks wonderful! I have a family that has many allergies (milk and gluten just to name a few) and this sounds like a delicious breakfast that won’t make them feel like they are missing out!

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Kelly August 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

This looks delish! I have quinoa and now I know exactly what to make with it! Thanks!

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Karen D August 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

great post, wonderful sentiment, and a great breakfast to wrap it all up

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Marina August 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

I’m so excited about the new giveaway! Fingers crossed! Thanks for always having such wonderful recipes and giveaways!

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Melinda Singer August 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

Oatmeal or quinoa are my go to breakfasts, hot or cold it’s delicious and keeps me feeling full until lunch.

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Jessica August 28, 2013 at 9:54 am

As an AVID peanut butter lover, I could not be more excited for this giveaway!!! :) Thank you so much for all you do to promote health in the community! As a nursing student, I truly appreciate the resources you give to the public.

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Kara August 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

This recipe looks great! I love that the ingredients are things I always have in my house!

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heather August 28, 2013 at 10:01 am

this sounds really good and like someth8ng I could stick too without feeling like im suffering

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Angela Neynaber August 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

I try and teach my daughters and myself to love who we are. God made us all different and we should embrace it and be the best and healthest we can be.

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Anne Steib August 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

What great, nutritious breakfast idea. I will have to switch my routine up and try this. Thank you!!

And I am a huge fan of peanut butter!! :)

Anne

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Susan spooner August 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

Can’t wait to try this. Any tips on where to get dried cranberries that are not full of added sugar?

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Mark Absher August 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

LOVE me some Quinoa!!!

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Natalie August 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

This looks so good! I think it would be the perfect thing to make before a crazy day of teaching. I would also love to win some yummy flavored peanut butter. I have a small addiction to it! :) Love your blog.

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots August 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

What a great idea for breakfast! I’ve seriously run out of breakfast ideas from my little guy and he would love quinoa! Thanks for the great recipe Amie. :D

And I’m completely guilty of comparing myself…all the time. Thank you for the little reminder to love and treat myself. :D

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Melissa Fried August 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

I loved this post! I too, feel like we often compare ourselves to others so much that we run the risk of not being able to see any of the positive things we have in our lives. When we were younger, my husband and I fell into the comparing trap to the point where we had overextended ourselves and we ended up losing our house, cars, and savings. It was a rough time for us, but it taught us so much. We learned that happiness is created within and it starts with a healthy mind and body. We also found how much more fun it is to give than receive and now we are sharing this gift with our daughters. I appreciate the recipes and wisdom that you share with your readers and look forward to sharing this blog entry with others.

*on a side note, I’ve been looking for new quinoa recipes and can’t wait to try this one. (Especially with the PB give away

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Melinda August 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

Yum! Looks great and so healthy! Thank you!

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Amanda August 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

Love this post! Quinoa makes me happy. Thanks for all of your amazing ideas! :)

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Jessica Morrison August 28, 2013 at 11:11 am

Love breakfast and Peanut Butter!

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Julie T. August 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love Peanut Butter Co., I have it everyday for lunch.

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Jen August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

Looks delicious and I was just reading about that cookbook!

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Kelly August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

Looks good!

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Ben M August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

I want some PB to put in this recipe!

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Lauren D August 28, 2013 at 11:17 am

I am addicted to peanut butter. please choose me to win!

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Emily August 28, 2013 at 11:18 am

Staying positive is so important! I’m excited to try this recipe.

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Mari Rose August 28, 2013 at 11:18 am

My sister has celiac disease, so I’m always on the look out for tasty new recipes for when she visits. This looks super tasty, especially with the banana cooked right in with the quinoa! Can’t wait to try it out :D

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Thelma Brown August 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe. Excited about the peanut butter giveaway .

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Emiy Coleman August 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Sounds delicious!

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Amber T August 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

Live to get pb!!!

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Jennifer Dysart August 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

That looks so good! I like quinoa, but never thought to have it for breakfast!

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Joy August 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

Looks great!!! Can’t wait to try. Would love peanut butter too.

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Jennifer DiPietro August 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

This looks really delicious. I’ve still never had Quinoa (other than in chips). I wonder if those chips would be good dipped in PB!

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Ben August 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

I would love some peanut butter

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Cathy Bradford August 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

Looks Yummy, cannot wait to try it! Thank you!

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Rachael August 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

Would definitely be delicious with some PB!

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Karen August 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

So glad to have found this site! I see cleaner eating in my future!

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Gabrielle KC August 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

This looks great! I would love to try it, thanks for the reminder to treat ourselves too!

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love Quinoa in the morning! It is a perfect protein/carb source for lasting energy!

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Carly August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

Beautiful photos and amazing-sounding recipe. I can imagine a little peanut butter would be a delicious addition! :) At any rate, can’t wait to try this.

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Danielle murgia August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

This looks so good. I will have to try this recipe.

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Renee S August 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

I have never tried quinoa thanks for the recipe to try

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Clinton M August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Love quinoa. Looks like a tasty recipe.

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Coco August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

I made this for breakfast today and it was so delicious! I added a spoonful of Peanut Butter & Co.’s “The Bees Knees” in mine. Their “Cinnamon Raisin Swirl” PB would be delightful too. I love how versatile quinoa is. I don’t know why it took so long for me to start eating it!

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Francesca August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

Sweet! PB would be great with this ;)

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Gen O'Keefe August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

This looks awesome! I’m definitely trying it because I think I over-killed my oatmeal in the morning routine. And I LOVE experimenting with peanut butter, definitely trying to win those 8 jars! Thanks!

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jnn August 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

all your recipe nees is some cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter melted and mixed in yum

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kim August 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

Looks yummy! Have never tried quinoa for breakfast!

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Bonnie R. S. August 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

This looks delicious. Love quinoa!

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Kelly August 28, 2013 at 11:38 am

I will definitely work this into my breakfast rotation, along with my other non-traditional breakfast favorite, mashed sweet potato with creamy peanut butter. Sounds weird, but is really a party in your mouth!

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Gretchen M August 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

Never tried this before but it looks really good! I like the advice about be yourself, be happy, and eat healthy too! If I could make this recipe successfully, follow the advice, and win the peanut butter that would be awesome!

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Jeanette August 28, 2013 at 11:41 am

Now, I feel bad commenting on how badly I want to win the nut butters because I am horribly obsessed with them and you would help feed an absolutely beautiful addiction! Haha! On a serious note, I couldn’t tell you enough how much I relate to this post! Read it at a perfect time! So true! I love how you incorporate real life with yummy, healthy food! My kinda blogger!

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Jessica @ OrganicallYou August 28, 2013 at 11:41 am

Great post! I totally agree. The only person you should compare yourself to is… yourself! The recipe looks super yummy! I really want to make it! Thanks for sharing!!

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lisa storey August 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

it looks awesome. I didn’t think things that were gluten free or healthy for you wld taste good, but I was wrong. I wld also love to win the peanut butter. I just tried it for the first time and only then because I had a bogo coupon and it is now my new fav peanutbutter

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Kim N. August 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

Definitely trying this out! :)

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Cat August 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

This looks delicious! I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas, so I might have to give this a try this weekend!

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Gina C August 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’m going to try this in the morning! Yum~ would be good with some mighty maple in it too ;)

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Sara August 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

I’m here for the peanut butter!

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melissa griffith August 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

I came here because of the peanut butter giveaway, but I enjoyed this article and I’m learning how to NOT do that. I’m also interested in going GF and I’m loving the recipies and tips on here about living a healthier lifestyle. Thank you, I’m glad I found this site!

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Christy George August 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

I am a breast cancer survivor and I do something special for myself everyday, because I am happy to be alive :) This recipe looks so good and healthy and I love quinoa!

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dana August 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Hello :)

So glad to find your blog.. not just to enter the pb and co giveaway, but for the wonderful gfree recipes! I have celiacs, and am always on the lookout for things I can eat! Now.. off to browse recipes ;)

Thanks for the giveaway, and all your hard work!
dana

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Katie August 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

I love fruit and oatmeal for breakfast, but I think I will need to switch it up and give this a try, it looks delicious!

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amber barefield August 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

ooooohhhh this sounds amazing!! I cant wait to try this but i think ill try it with raisins instead of the cranberries.

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Nancy Olansen August 28, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love your posts, so uplifting!!! I love Quinoa, and will will try this recipe soon…And I love PB and Co. Peanut butter!!

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grace August 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

looks so healthy!

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Jessic August 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love quinoa porridges and I’m always looking for new versions. This one looks perfect! It seems like it would be pretty yummy with a topping of some tasty peanut butter, too!

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Stephanie MacDonald August 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

Oh my this sounds delicious! I bet my kids would love it too, thank you for posting this, I’m going to try this out!

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Rachelle Lane August 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love this post. I’m tired of comparing myself to others. Frankly, I’m tired of comparing myself to myself – I can’t do the same things in the same way that I did 10 years ago! The only thing I can do – that any of us should do – is take each day and make it the best day that it can be. And today, that means I’m going to buy myself some flowers!!!

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JoAnna Lord August 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Thank you for this recipe! I have been wondering what to do with the quinoa we picked up recently. :)

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mamotts August 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm

sounds yummy- we all need to give ourselves more treats that are healthy in life.

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Nicole Trevisan August 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

all of the flavors for pb and company sound amazing!!! =)

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kaitie August 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm

i like peanutbutter

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Marissa August 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I love finding new websites with healthy recipes! I can’t wait to make this oatmeal ! And would love to win some peanut butter!

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Lori C. August 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm

That looks yummy!

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Amanda Hasty August 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This article was a pleasure to read. I grew up heavyset and others made sure I knew this everyday. This was hard to deal with, but somehow I turned the other cheek and grew into a wiser mother after marrying my best friend who overlooked any negative. I now have a stepdaughter and two young boys and teach then the positive in life and to overlook the tainted side. Thank you for this wonderful look on the good! And as a PB fan…and the family, we hope to win the giveaway! Thank you again and God Bless!!

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Sand August 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This sounds like a great recipe!

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Pam H August 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Amazing quinoa recipe…and an awesome pb giveaway…thanks!

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Keli Goodman August 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Recipe looks yummy for breakfast! And then for a mid-morning snack, how about a healthy apple with some delicious PB&Co. peanut butter? Would love to win some :)

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Andrea Emilien August 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

This looks amazing!!! I never thought about making breakfast with quinoa. I am excited to try it out.

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Gina Howard August 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Great blog post! Thanks for sharing!

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DawnM August 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Why have I not thought of sweet breakfast quinoa??

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Runner Girl Eats August 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I love that you are treating yourself to something daily! I’d love to treat myself to som Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonderful too ;)

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Holly Johnson August 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I will be trying this recipe this weekend! Thanks for the chance to win the amazing peanut butters!

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Karley Eash August 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

This looks delicious am going to try to make soon!

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Meagan W. August 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

mmm this looks so good! I am definitely going to have to try it. I love quinoa but never have had it for breakfast.

also love peanut butter :)

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Karley Eash August 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This looks delicious!! am going to have to try to make soon

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Monique August 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Sounds good I love PB(love the contest on your FB page) and this recipe sounds good I like quinoa.

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Lynna August 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

This looks SO good. I love almonds and never have enough good breakfast ideas. Thank you!

Also thanks for the chance to win some yummy PB – LOVE PB & Co.

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April August 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Printed the recipe.. looks yummy! But would also love to win the Peanut Butter!! We don’t get all the flavors here in AL, just white choc & choc.

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Vanessa August 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

This looks so yummy, will have to try it. I like peanutbutter

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Rick Howard August 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The chance for free peanut butter brought me here. I think a lot of people might be scrolling and missing the best point in this post which is to Put more stock into yourself instead of others. Nicely worded.

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Rachel August 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

This recipe sounds amazing and is full of good nutrients, fiber, and protein. Thank you. I also am a huge PB fan and LOVE PB&Co PB. I would love to win the contest, although they would not last long in my cabinet :) Thank you for the chance to win. Fingers crossed!

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David Haug August 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I’d love to win some peanut butter!

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Marissa August 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This is a fantastic recipe! I am used to eating Quinoa as a savory dish for lunches and dinners. I must try this breakfast recipe! Thanks for the upload!

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Casey L. August 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I’m glad I came across your website (saw a post about the Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway). I’ve been wanting to transition to clean eating so this is great!!! So thankful for the chance to win PB too…it’s my fav!

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Elizabeth August 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I’m really loving quinoa right now, but haven’t even thought about making it sweet!!! Will definitely try this! And I’d love to win the Peanut Butter & Co giveaway!!

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Gina jaworski August 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Looks yummy and easy!

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C August 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

This sure looks YUMMY!!!

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Jennifer Hudson Mosher August 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I love quinoa, but I just can’t see it as a breakfast food!! This might make me change my mind!

Jen

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Julianna He August 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

i really enjoyed the inspirational/motivational speech you wrote about appreciating yourself and doing something special to honor yourself. i can relate to it very much and it was really inspirational in my mind. I’ve been dealing with disordered eating so with this, i’m going to treat myself to something nice. Also thank you for holding such an amazing giveaway! i’m an absolute peanut butter addict. PB&Co is one of my absolute favourite brands. I’ve only tried Dark chocolate dreams and mighty maple and they were mouthwatering. Hoping I win! :)

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Julianna He August 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

i really enjoyed the inspirational/motivational speech you wrote about appreciating yourself and doing something special to honor yourself. i can relate to it very much and it was really inspirational in my mind. I’ve been dealing with disordered eating so with this, i’m going to treat myself to something nice. Also thank you for holding such an amazing giveaway! i’m an absolute peanut butter addict. PB&Co is one of my absolute favourite brands. I’ve only tried Dark chocolate dreams and mighty maple and they were mouthwatering. :)

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Anna August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Looks yummy! Love the PB’s you posted on facebook too!

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Carly August 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Peanut Butter is always a part of my breakfast :)

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Ana August 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Wow, this looks like an incredible breakfast recipe, one I will try soon!!
Ana

Ps: I would also like to be part of the PB & Co giveaway!! :)
Ana

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Sarah August 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Looks good! I love pb and co!!! I will finish those jar in a week!

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Jessica Godfrey August 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Well I came here because I wanted to enter the PB & CO giveaway, but I ended up finding a great website! I’m totally going to try this Quinoa recipe this weekend. I have been trying to go more gluten free, but I can get past the taste-less recipes I’ve been finding. I’m marking this site for sure!!

Thanks for the heads up!

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Scott Elliston August 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This is my first time here. I am glad the Peanut Butter & Co sent me here. I am starting a new healthy lifestyle and this site will really help me in my endeavor.

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julie August 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I’m going to treat myself by buying something cute to wear!
And I agree we need to stop comparing everything.
I love pb too!!!!

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Debra Lee August 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thanks for the greAt recipes and giveaways. That peanut butter looks delicious.

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Kim August 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

This looks amazing!

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Tori L August 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

That quinoa looks delicious, but not as delicious as that peanut butter I’d love to win!

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Roxanne B. August 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Great recipe! And we LOVE Peanut Butter & Co….would love to try some other flavors (we inhale the chocolate!)

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Araka August 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Mmm, bet this would pair well with a flavored peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co with some sliced apples for dippin’. ;-)

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Crystal Sell August 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Looks yummy! TY for the recipe and giveaway. PB here I come!

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Justine August 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I may try this for dinner tonight!

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Breon August 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I would love to win the PB!! Thanks. And I can’t wait to try the recipe too :)

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S Doshi August 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Love your site, keep doing what you’re doing! Would love to win some PB&Co peanut butter, i love that stuff with everything from oats, fruit, or just a spoonful for a snack :)

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Kendra Peters August 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I’ve never made quinoa like oatmeal before, but this sounds amazing! I will definitely be trying out this recipe for my next breakfast! Yummmm!

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Cassandra August 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I’m not gluten-free but I love almond and I’ve had quinoa as a dinner/lunch food so this looks really good :) I’d love to win the pb though.

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Miranda August 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Wow! I never imagined having quinoa for breakfast! I usually eat it as a side for dinner. I love cooking with coconut oil and I use cranberries and almonds in my salads. I never imagined it would come together to make such a nice breakfast! Also, im here for the Peanut Butter & Co drawing, im pretty hopeful! just finished my 4th jar….

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Donna Lobel August 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Another awesome recipe! Thanks Amie

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Miss Polkadot August 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Treating ourselves is such an important part of keeping a healthy balance in life. I wish more people would do so and not equate treating oneself with being selfish. Simply because that’s not true. Also, as you say, even the smallest things can be ways of treating ourselves and brightening our days immediately.

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Pri R. August 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I really enjoy your style of writing and great recipes!!! Please enter me in the PB contest…Thanks :)

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Alexi August 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

It looks delicious! Peanut butter & Co is delicious as well!

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Kimberley Estrop-Leggett August 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Love this GF option! A protein packed kick start to the morning! Top that with some PB & Co. and I’m a happy woman! :P Pass the peanut butter!

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a marie hj saver August 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This looks so easy and delicious. I would also add a bit of coriander and maybe a dash of ginger too. I bet it would be easy to swap out different nuts or berries according to whatever was in the pantry. Thanks so much!

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Wanda McHenry August 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I’ve never tried Quinoa, but when I do it will certainly be this recipe. It looks and sounds really inviting!

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Jillian Tyre August 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I haven’t tried quinoa before, but I have heard of it. This recipe picture makes it look absolutely delctable. My mom is an all natural eater. Maybe she can find me some to try! And I’ve got my spoon ready for the PB giveaway!!

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Sylvia P August 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Yum!

I love Peanut Butter & Co!

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Sarah August 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Looks delicious! But, I have to say my go-to breakfast is peanut butter toast! Hope I win those free jars!

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Natalie August 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

great recipe!

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Lior August 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Love this site and the tasty recipes…

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Hannah Jackson August 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

With a big spoon of the peanut butter…. yum !

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Linda F August 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

The recipe looks yummy. I think I’ll treat myself to a piece of dark chocolate this week.

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Nicole Kirk August 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

This post was awesome and so true. I often think the same thing. I can’t wait to try this recipe!! YUM! Thank you for your wonderful site!

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Steve Z August 29, 2013 at 6:42 am

That looks delicious and easy to make!

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Sam August 29, 2013 at 8:37 am

This looks amazing!! I love adding dried cranberries to my oats because it adds that perfect little bit of tart/sweet. I can’t wait to try this! Is there any good alternative to coconut oil? I see it in a lot of recipes but I never really know how to use it.

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Melissa August 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

I cannot wait to try this recipe. I also cannot wait to get Against All Grain – her book looks fabulous!

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Carol, Simply Gluten-free August 30, 2013 at 11:44 am

Whoa, that breakfast looks good!

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LLY August 31, 2013 at 6:36 am

Comparison…. Breaks my heart.

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Kristi Rimkus August 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

What an inspiring blog post. It’s true that we compare ourselves to others all the time. It’s time to be kinder to ourselves. Your quinoa breakfast is a good start.

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Corey K. September 1, 2013 at 8:16 am

This looks really yummy. I’ve never thought of quinoa as a breakfast like this. Love the idea!

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Melinda September 1, 2013 at 8:21 am

Great recipe, love your giveaways. Hope I get to win one someday!

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Candy September 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!

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cindy s September 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

Thank you for your wonderful recipes! I love quinoa & this is so wonderful!

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Nicole Daniels September 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

This looks amazing and being gluten free something I can enjoy. I love trying new recipes to make my meals more interesting so I am trying this soon!

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Jessica September 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

This recipe looks delicious. I always get stumped when I’m trying to add variety to my plant based breakfasts. I would love to win the reusable lunch cutlery set also!

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Karen D September 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

This looks absolutely delicious! Love quinoa and this is a great breakfast idea!

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Darlene Rose September 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

I am assuming this is still the most recent post!! Loving the versatality of Quinoa! Please enter me for the wooden eating set!!

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Kristin Troska September 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

I got rid of plastic water at home and at work then they snuck back in at work. Grrrr. Now I need to fix it! I would love to win a reusable lunch set from Mighty Nest. Fun!

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Davis Bliss September 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Great post…identify, don’t compare! And above all else, be gentle with yourself and others. :-)

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Kryzia September 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Wow that looks great! I’d love to be entered to win the reusable lunch set! Thanks!

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Lindsey September 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Is this recipe any good re-heated? I always make my breakfast the night before. I’d also love to entered into the contest for the Discovery Kit from Odacite.

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Amie September 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Yes I just reheated it today!!

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Tasha Matthews November 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

This has to be the best breakfast ever. I did chop some raw nuts for a little more protein but the combination of ingredients are perfect. Even a little vanilla bean goes a long way in this! I am raving about this gem of a website to all. Thank you for the wonderful recipes! I’m not 100% gluten free but am easing into it. Lots of great products out there!! Homemade is always best though!

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Gina March 21, 2014 at 6:57 am

I made this and it’s delicious! I am also NOT trying to win anything. My question concerns the serving size and the total amount this yealds. I know quinoa doubles but 1/2 cup only yealds 1 cup which is only 2 servings if 1/2 c is the true serving size. Curious if the servings are wrong. Thanks

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Amie March 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Thanks Gina; yes 1/2 cup is for one person or if using as a side dish it can be for 4 people total!

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