The Healthiest Breakfast Ever, Maybe?

I mean… I’ve been told quinoa’s super healthy, anyways, haven’t really bothered to investigate…

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fat-free skim milk (I used almond milk)

Got Jani to do the chopping for me!

Soak the quinoa in water (enough to cover) for 5 minutes.

Quinoa, what is in you that turns foamy?
Oh, and I only had red quinoa, but whatever color is fine.

Rinse and drain the quinoa using a mesh strainer, then put on a small pot with 1 1/2 cups of water over high heat. Bring to a boil, boil for one minute, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for ten minutes, until the grains all show a little screwy tail and all the water has been absorbed, then remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, place a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 of the butter in the pan and add the chopped apples. Cook 5-10 minutes, until the apples have softened and lightly caramelized.

Combine the hot apples and quinoa in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining butter and the cinnamon, apple pie spice, brown sugar, and milk, and serve.

This is pretty filling, and pretty easy, although it requires several pots/pans. If you have leftovers, it reheats well if you drizzle a bit of milk over a small bowl of it and then microwave for 30 seconds. If you really wanted to boost up the apple flavor, I imagine you could cook the quinoa in apple juice instead of water.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal

From Eat Yourself Skinny!

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fat-free skim milk

Soak the quinoa in water (enough to cover) for 5 minutes.Rinse and drain the quinoa using a mesh strainer, then put on a small pot with 1 1/2 cups of water over high heat. Bring to a boil, boil for one minute, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for ten minutes, until the grains all show a little screwy tail and all the water has been absorbed, then remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, place a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 of the butter in the pan and add the chopped apples. Cook 5-10 minutes, until the apples have softened and lightly caramelized.

Combine the hot apples and quinoa in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining butter and the cinnamon, apple pie spice, brown sugar, and milk, and serve.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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One Response to The Healthiest Breakfast Ever, Maybe?

  1. Mary Kate says:

    I am working on a lazy person’s version of this inspiration, hopefully coming soon. Only one pan required and not near as much effort, but still pretty good. And quinoa is high in protein, which means I’m not starving before lunch, so I’ll call it a win.

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