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Pumpkin Spice Toasted Quinoa Wednesday October 27, 2010

Filed under: Daily Life,Food Glorious Food,The Chef — The Professor @ 11:43 am

I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a fun and healthy pumpkin recipe.  Although opportunities abound in the cake/cookie/loaf domain, a more savory option is harder to come by.  I was hoping for a dinner recipe, but what can you do?!  Breakfast or snack works  for me too.  I found this one at Healthy Tipping Point.

INGREDIENTS (one serving)

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar, ample syrup, or honey
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves


  • Mix together and serve with toasted quinoa (see below).


  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 huge pinches cinnamon
  • 1 tiny pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (unsalted)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix ingredients and spread out on greased cookie sheet
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove, and let cool completely

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