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Autumn Power Porridge

 Autumn Power Porridge
This rib-sticking porridge is made with oats and protein-rich quinoa. Added pumpkin, maple syrup, walnuts and dried cranberries make it a kid-friendly breakfast.—Jennifer Wickes, Pine Beach, New Jersey
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Milk

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, oats, quinoa and salt. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the pumpkin, pie spice and agave nectar. Remove from the
  • heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed
  • and grains are tender. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Serve with
  • milk if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without milk) equals 361 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein.