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Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa is a healthy & gluten-free option for starting your day! Fiber- and protein-packed so it will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long!

how to make breakfast quinoa with cinnamon and apples

Is there anything better than the smell of apples and cinnamon cooking?

Whether you’re baking an apple pie or making homemade applesauce, the smell is addicting. It will drift from your kitchen into every corner of your house, filling the space with warmth and comfort. It’s one of my favorite things and I look forward to that smell every year.

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Luckily for us, that luxurious smell isn't just reserved for baking and dessert. Today I'm going to show you how to make a decadent (and surprisingly simple) quinoa breakfast recipe that combines apples and cinnamon to make an amazing seasonal treat!

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When I was little, my mom always used to make homemade applesauce. Growing up in Vermont, we’re spoiled with our apples. They’re the best (I may be biased but still…) and every year around this time, we would go apple picking.

We’d fill our bags to the brim, picking different varieties and tasting each along the way, knowing full well we’d be going home to make applesauce.

My mom's chunky applesauce is something I will always remember, and I can't wait to make it for my kids one day. (love you, Mom 😘)

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simple quinoa breakfast recipe with apples and cinnamon

To this day, I’m still a total apple girl. I eat an apple every single day, telling myself I’m most certainly healthier for it, but really it’s because of the taste that I continue to eat them day after day.

I love that apples are sweet, but in their own way. They’re just ever so tart, juicy and crispy, pretty much everything that constitutes the perfect snack. Plus, they’re good for you!

Apples are high in fiber which helps regulate digestion, they’re detoxifying, they help boost your immune system AND they can even help lower your risk of some scary diseases like diabetes, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.

Like the saying goes, “An apple a day [really does] keep the doctor away.”

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I often find myself also eating apples for breakfast. I like the way I feel starting my day with lots of fiber, but an apple by itself would never do the trick. Sometimes it’s peanut butter, sometimes it’s in a smoothie, but recently it’s been this bowl of deliciousness…

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa!

A one-pot wonder that uses just 5 ingredients and tastes like a slice of apple pie! (mixed with my mom's applesauce)

how to make breakfast quinoa with just 5 ingredients

This breakfast quinoa is out of this world delicious and could not be easier to make!

Basically, it’s a combination of making homemade applesauce and quinoa. You add water, quinoa, apples into a pot and cook it until they’re soft and then stir in some cinnamon. One pot, little to no mess, just a crazy awesome breakfast recipe!

Not only is this packed with fiber, but we’re getting protein from the quinoa, and a little fat from the peanut butter I stirred in (how could I resist?!). It’s a balanced breakfast that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long.

how to make breakfast quinoa with cinnamon and apples

Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast

This Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa is a healthy & gluten-free option for starting your day! Fiber- and protein-packed so it will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cinnamon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Peel and core both apples. Chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add quinoa, water and apples to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer for 20 - 25 minutes. The apples will be soft and the quinoa will have absorbed the water.
  3. Stir in cinnamon and transfer mixture to two bowls.
  4. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with additional cinnamon (if desired). And enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 434mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 27g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. I’m always looking for healthy recipes so I thought I would give it ago this morning. I would definitely have this for breakfast again. I think I’ll cook it the night before and just warm it in the microwave the next day. This was my first time ever trying quinoa so thank you for the recipe!

  2. Hello. I had tried this recipe this morning. It was quick & easy but I feel like I missed an ingredient. It was bland. I used pure honey with cinnamon. It was my first time using quinoa. Definitely an acquired taste. I’m going to still try different recipes using it!!! Thanks😉

  3. Had some this morning. Added a splash of milk & my favorite Fiber One original for more texture. I used only one apple but still turned out great. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. So delicious!! Even easy for a midweek breakfast! I topped it with almond butter for a fix of healthy fats. Even without, it is so delicious and warming! Thank you Alyssa!

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