Lundberg Family Farms organic antique white quinoa

A high protein and fiber, seasonal plant-based breakfast that celebrates fall and Whole Grains Month. Made with Lundberg Organic Antique White Quinoa, seasonal pumpkin puree and warming fall spices including cinnamon and nutmeg.

Nothing says fall like… PUMPKIN.

With the official start of the season just around the corner, I will be sharing my fall fare ideas on ABC’s Lowcountry Live this Friday that are sure to warm up the table.

Typically when we think of warm breakfasts, oatmeal or grits comes to mind. Why not switch it up with a nutty, high protein option like quinoa?

While quinoa is typically enjoyed in savory dishes like warm salads and soups, I’ve taken a seasonal twist and made it into a breakfast option.

I am so excited to share this recipe in partnership with Lundberg Family Farms for Whole Grains Month. As a dietitian, I am constantly recommending whole grains over refined for a multitude of reasons.

Whole grains are a great source of dietary fiber, which supports digestion and elimination. It also helps remove “bad” cholesterol from the blood stream so it is important to incorporate them into your diet on a daily basis. Additionally, whole grains are a good source of B vitamins, which support digestion and metabolism.

When it comes to whole grains, quinoa is my favorite.

It is one of the only whole grains that is considered a complete protein, meaning that it contains all eight essential amino acids (protein building blocks) that we need and can only obtain from food.

Lundberg’s organic quinoa is one of the only brands you can buy that’s American-grown.

The Antique White variety is mildly sweet and has a fluffy texture making it a perfect and versatile whole-grain base for dishes from savory to sweet!

This quinoa porridge is made with warming fall spaces like cinnamon and nutmeg and is easy to throw together on busy mornings or in the crockpot overnight. Top it off with your favorite nuts for some healthy fats and you have a complete meal.

If you make this, be sure to share with me on Instagram!

Lundberg Family Farms organic antique white quinoa

Lundberg Family Farms organic antique white quinoa

Lundberg Family Farms organic antique white quinoa

Pumpkin Protein Quinoa Bowl
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Lundberg Organic Antique White Quinoa
  2. 1/2 c pumpkin
  3. 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  4. 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/4 tsp cloves
  8. 2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  9. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a fine mesh sieve, rinse quinoa thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear
  2. Place quinoa in a medium saucepan with 1 1/4 cup almond milk. Bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove quinoa from heat and steam for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
  4. Add pumpkin, brown sugar and spices to quinoa and incorporate thoroughly.
  5. Top with chopped pecans and serve immediately.
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This recipe was sponsored by Lundberg Family Farms.



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 Lundberg Family Farms organic antique white quinoa

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