This Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa tastes just like apple pie, and is a delicious and healthy way to start your day. The apples and spices come together beautifully with the nutty quinoa to create a delicious metabolism boosting breakfast that both kids and adults love.
Did you know apples and cinnamon naturally boost metabolism? I love the crunchy, nutty texture of breakfast quinoa, it’s a great substitution for those of you who don’t like oatmeal. Plus quinoa is the only grain that is also a complete protein. Discover more health benefits of quinoa.
Try this metabolism boosting, delicious apple pie flavored breakfast this week and curb your sweet tooth early in the day.
Makes 2 servings
- ½ cup quinoa
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 apple chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tbsp. almonds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
Rinse quinoa in cold water, drain and move to a small sauce pot. Add the apple sauce, water, ½ of the chopped apple, cinnamon and nutmeg to the pot and mix together.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. When all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes) it’s ready to serve.
Stir in the rest of the chopped apple and serve, drizzle a little maple syrup over the top or top with almonds if you like.
Nutrition information for Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa:
Each serving (2 total) has:
- Calories: 222
- Fat: 2.5
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 6
- Carbs: 44