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Breakfast Quinoa with toasted coconut, almonds and fresh mango Makes enough for 2 breakfasts


  • 1 cup quinoa (yellow, red or a mixture)
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 2 tbsp dry shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 4 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh mango chunks (frozen or canned also work, although the latter are usually too sweet)
  • Milk, cream,(soy or dairy) to taste
  • Brown sugar to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Line a baking sheet with baker's parchment
  • Spread coconut evenly across baking sheet
  • Toast coconut on the centre rack for about 6 minutes, until it starts to brown.
  • Remove coconut from the oven and store in a bowl.
  • Repeat this process for the almonds (almonds may take slightly longer to begin to brown)
  • Rinse dry quinoa under running water.
  • Place quinoa, salt, and water in a medium pot and bring to a boil
  • Simmer the quinoa over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all of the water is absorbed
  • Remove from heat and allow quinoa to cool slightly
  • Combine quinoa with applesauce, almonds and coconut, and mango
  • Serve topped with sprinkling of sugar and a splash of milk.

Source: Joy The Baker