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Quinoa-Pear Breakfast Bake

My husband and I enjoy quinoa, so I created this pear breakfast bake for our Sunday brunch. The quinoa is a nice change of pace from oatmeal. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup mashed peeled ripe pear
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash ground ginger
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • Plain Greek yogurt, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients; transfer to a greased 3-cup baking dish. Cover and bake for 50 minutes. In another small bowl, combine almonds, brown sugar, and butter; sprinkle over quinoa mixture. Bake, uncovered, until lightly browned, 5-10 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 267 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 2 starch.

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