Ello poppets! I’m thinking this new quinoa gem completely kales the breakfast game. Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl anyone?! Keen -whaaaaaat? For breakfast? Absolutely! Think of this breakfast bowl as oatmeal’s prettier and more interesting sister. What can I say; I kind of get bored with oatmeal and quinoa just keeps me young. I’m pretty sure I have gone over why I love quinoa so much and why it is so good for you in my previous blog posts. Thus, I will not bore you with nutrition facts. I will just tell you how wonderful this Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is. Well, for starters, it tastes like apple pie. That hopefully is enough of an incentive to try this recipe. Second, it will keep you full and third, I use Red Inca Quinoa-how cool! This is not a “my stomach is growling at 10 am and now I have to open my granola bar” type of breakfast. It’s super satisfying. I added almonds and pumpkin seeds because nuts go wonderfully with the sweet quinoa but you could definitely substitute with a banana, or really anything else that goes well with apples and cinnamon. Sounds pretty yummy huh? Enjoy my friends!
Who would have thought that the picture above could turn into such a beautiful swan?!
Can you tell that I’m not over the fact that fall has passed and it is indeed March? I just really love fall flavors and I will find any excuse to incorporate them.
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- 1/2 cup soaked and drained cashews
- 2 small apples of choice peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup red inca quinoa
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (more for topping if wanted)
- 1-2 tbsp brown rice syrup or sweetener of choice
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Roasted Almonds
- More Almond Milk
- First, in a blender or nutribullet, blend the almond milk and soaked cashews together to create a thick "milk".
- Then, put all of the ingredients into a pot and combine.
- I used Low/Medium heat and it took about 22 minutes to cook. Cooking time may be slightly longer or shorter, so taste test to see if quinoa is cooked completely. The germ ring should be visible and the apples should be tender.