Maple Oatmeal with Quinoa

Source:   |  Category: Breakfast, Whole Flaxseed, Ground Flaxseed

Quinoa is an ancient grain, tiny and bead-shaped, ivory-coloured, delicately flavoured. It is found in health food stores and some grocery stores.


  • 3 cups (750 mL) water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) large flake rolled oat
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) raisin
  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped walnuts or sliced natural almond
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) ground flaxseed
3 cups water1/2 tsp salt1 cup large flake rolled oat1/2 cup quinoa1/3 cup raisin2 Tbsp pure maple syrup1/4 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 cup chopped walnuts or sliced natural almond2 Tbsp whole flaxseed2 Tbsp ground flaxseed


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil and add salt.
  2. Stir in oats, quinoa, raisins, maple syrup and cinnamon.  Cook until water is absorbed and porridge is thick, about 18 minutes. Stir in walnuts, whole and ground flaxseed.
  3. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  4. Serve with warm milk and drizzle with extra maple syrup if desired.

Yield:  5 servings

Serving Size:   3/4 cup (175 mL). Each serving contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates42 g
Fiber6 g
Protein9 g
Sodium245 mg
Potassium381 mg

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