September 24, 2013

Apple Berry Breakfast Quinoa

I love quinoa but have never had it for breakfast until now.  I ran out of oatmeal the other day and decided to add a few sweet ingredients to warm quinoa.  It made for a healthy, protein packed breakfast that was perfect with my morning cup of coffee. 

1 cup quinoa
1 apple, peeled and diced
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
fresh blueberries
 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
sliced almonds

Cook quinoa with 1 1/2 cups water, cinnamon and vanilla extract
Cook for about 15 minutes or until quinoa can be fluffed with a fork
Mix cooked quinoa with applesauce
 Add diced apples, blueberries almonds
Sprinkle with cinnamon


  1. This sounds excellent! Gonna try it this week. :)

  2. What a perfect breakfast to have on a cool, gloomy day. YUM!

  3. I love quinoa and oatmeal...I never would have thought of making quinoa as a morning substitute for oatmeal. It looks yummy and I am definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

  4. This looks delicious! And super healthy. I always use quinoa as a summer salad with feta, tomatoes and fresh herbs. I never thought to use it for breakfast. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That looks so good! Great alternative to oatmeal. I'm definitely going to try this.