Most of us wouldn’t think to use quinoa in the morning, but this recipe for cinnamon apple breakfast quinoa is a great way to switch up your typical oatmeal routine! By cooking the quinoa in naturally sweet almond milk, the grain takes on a rich and creamy texture. Pair this with the sweet crunch of a freshly diced apple, and you have a winning breakfast combination!
This healthy quinoa dish is a very hands-off meal, making it super easy to prepare! Who doesn’t love a no-fuss breakfast on a hectic morning?
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Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked quinoa | Calories: 127 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 32 mg | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 4 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut palm sugar
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup apple, diced
- In a saucepan, bring water, almond, milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, and cinnamon to a boil. Add the quinoa, and reduce to a simmer.
- Cover and cook the quinoa on medium-low heat for 15 minutes (or until liquid has been absorbed)
- Fluff quinoa with a fork and gently stir in diced apples.
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