Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

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Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it’s nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

You can do so much with quinoa as a breakfast like combining other fruits such as my Peaches and Berries Breakfast Quinoa Bowls, or festive with fall Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cookies. I also love a savory Quinoa Huevos Rancheros Bowl or Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars for on the go.

I just love the flavor sensations from each spoonful – the sweetness of the raisins, the pop from the quinoa, and the crunch of the apple and pecans. Fresh pears and cranberries would also make a wonderful alternative to apples and raisins. If you like your cereal a little sweeter you can drizzle it with a teaspoon of honey just before eating.  One bowl will keep you fueled and satisfied until lunch.

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a hunger-curbing and power-packed nutritional all-star.  Loaded with satiating protein (8 grams per cup) and filling fiber (5 grams per cup), this superfood digests slowly, which keeps blood sugar and insulin levels steady. You’ll also get impressive doses of doses of thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, zinc, potassium, magnesium and selenium, along with 15 percent of your daily iron needs. No wonder the ancient Incas, who considered the crop sacred, referred to quinoa as the mother of all grains!

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Be sure to rinse the quinoa well before cooking to rinse off the saponins which has a slightly bitter flavor, or you can buy it pre-rinsed.  I like to warm my milk up, then pour it in right before serving. Enjoy!

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.
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Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

316 Cals 9 Protein 53 Carbs 8 Fats
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
Apple cinnamon breakfast quinoa – quinoa for breakfast you ask? Well yes, quinoa served warm, with it's nutty taste and chewy texture, pairs beautifully with fresh crisp autumn apples, golden raisins, pecans, warm milk, vanilla and cinnamon – a delightful breakfast that is both protein packed and comforting.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + more for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup warmed fat-free milk for drizzling, non-dairy milk is fine
  • 1 gala apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine quinoa, water, cinnamon and vanilla in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes until quinoa can be fluffed with a fork.
  • Divide cooked quinoa between four bowls then stir in apple sauce, raisins, and pour in warmed milk.
  • Top with fresh cut apples and pecans and a dash of cinnamon.

Notes

Makes 4 servings. You can divide the recipe to make 2 servings.
**Nutritional information for quinoa provided by Heather K Jones, RD (aka The Diet P.I.).

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl (1/4 of recipe), Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 35mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 20g
WW Points Plus: 8
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  1. I have been making this for years now (probably since you published it) but just saw that I could comment. I absolutely love this recipe. It leaves me feeling satisfied but not heavy. And it’s super versatile. I’ve made it with banana, macadamia, and coconut, peach and almond, berry and cashew, pumpkin and pecan, and just love it! Thank you for this fantastic breakfast that works for even picky eaters. 

  2. This was so good, a nice change from oatmeal! The only thing I did differently was to use a honeycrisp apple since it is my favorite. I enjoyed the nutty flavor and texture of the quinoa, and the raisins were great with the apple flavors. Had no trouble reheating for breakfast the next day. A make again recipe! Made and reviewed for the Alphabet recipe tag game.

  3. This sounds and looks good…but most of all, I love the spoon!

  4. Cooked it this morning for the entire family; we all loved it!!! Thank you!

  5. Wonder if I could substitute dried cranberries (craisins) for the raisins?

  6. Hi I didn't have all the ingredients for this recipe so I used banana extract, 1 1/2 mashed banana's I had in the freezer,( I let my banana's get very brown spotted, sweeter then I freeze) with 2 tbsp. of smooth peanut butter, cinnamon, almond milk to the consistencey you like ( I didn't add the whole cup ) walnuts! OMG OMG this was out of this world delicious!!!! I had to stop myself from eating the whole batch 🙂

  7. Hi, I know most of the post on here are much older but for those reading after this post I measured this after cooking and got almost 4 cups.
    Gina This is very good. I fixed some today to have for the next few days and realized I didn't have apple sauce and not wanting to open a jar of homemade pear honey or spice plum jam I added a tip of a spoon of peanut butter and the raisins and milk. I only ate 1/4 cup just to sample it tonight. So this could be fixed with what ever flavor tickled your fancy.

  8. OMG, it has a lot of carbs.

  9. I have some already cooked quinoa in my fridge from another recipe and I was wondering what the measurement would be if I used already cooked quinoa? Does one cup of uncooked equal 4 cups cooked? I think I read that somewhere lol. I was looking for a way to use up my leftovers…this looks so yummy!!

  10. So if each serving has 3/4 c quinoa, then this recipe would be 5 points per serving, wouldn't it? Not including the milk. Does 1 cup of dry quinoa make 3 cups cooked in this recipe??

  11. This was absolutely delicious. I'm the only one in my house that eats quinoa, so I just reheat some quinoa in a single serving and added the toppings to taste, I'll be having this more often for breakfast!!!