Give your ordinary oatmeal routine a quinoa-fied makeover!
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?
Also, try some of these other delicious, yet nutritious breakfast recipes from Skinny Ms.
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup quinoa uncooked, rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon 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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can regular 2% milk be used instead? I am thinking yes but wanted to make sure.
Yes, 2% will work.
When do you put the apple in?
Nevermind! Just saw my own question answered! ha!
Could you add a scoop of protein powder to increase the protein?
Whit, Yes you can add protein powder.
Love this easy idea thank you
You’re very welcome, Sharri!
Are you combing the sugar and vanilla to the diced apples? Directions do not specify what you do with these ingredients.
Marie, I’ve updated the recipe. Yes, add the sugar (I changed to coconut sugar) along with the cinnamon. You could also use honey, raw sugar, date sugar, or other unrefined sugar. 🙂
Where does the fat listed in the nutritionals come from? 11 grams of fat?
None of the ingredients contain much fat.
I just took a look at the nutritional information and you are correct! I’ve gone back and adjusted the info. Thanks!