Cinnamon toast quinoa

A healthy DIY take on the classic cereal

Most pre-packaged breakfast cereals are loaded with added sugars and preservatives, says Lisa Hayim, R.D., a New York City-based nutritionist and founder of The Well Necessities. Try making your own version with this recipe, which places an emphasis on healthy carbs, like quinoa, and spices that can help boost your metabolism, such as cinnamon. For extra antioxidants, top the dish with fresh berries.

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photo by: Christine Han


½ cup toasted quinoa
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons hazelnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened almond milk


Place chopped hazelnuts on a pan over medium heat and move the nuts around until they are lightly toasted, about four minutes.

Add the coconut oil and cinnamon and stir to combine.


Add the quinoa and continue to stir for three minutes.


Remove from pan and place in an airtight container. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.



Add the almond milk and fresh berries if desired.