Quinoa is one of those super-healthy foods that's so delicious and easy to prepare, you wonder why it's not eaten more often. Though it is considered a whole grain, quinoa is actually a protein-rich seed. Packed with protein, fiber and minerals, it makes a great (and gluten-free) breakfast -- an alternative to oatmeal.
For my Maple Pumpkin Quinoa with Pecans I used a new blend of Burton's Maplewood Farms syrup: rum-infused! This is so good you can drink it -- light, sweet and so decadent. I knew when I tasted this that I had to make something great with it, and so I did.