I love quinoa (pronounced “Keen-Wah”) for breakfast! It has such a warm nutty flavor!
I have a few recipes I follow or I just throw whatever I have in the cupboard in my quinoa – raisins, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, chia seeds, walnuts, etc. I don’t usually follow a recipe but I figured posting accurate amounts of everything would help if someone wanted to try quinoa for breakfast.
I buy my quinoa at Costco – It’s about $9 for a big bag and it’s organic.
This recipe is from Happy Healthy Mama food blog, it’s really easy and I bet you have all these ingredients in your kitchen! Her other breakfast recipe, Orange Banana Walnut Breakfast Quinoa, is our favorite too!
Nutty Apple Quinoa Breakfast
Makes 2 large or 4 toddler-sized servings
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 cup milk (I use soy, almond or coconut milk, any milk will work)
1 cup water
1 medium apple, diced (I don’t peel)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa, milk, water, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.
While the quinoa is cooking, heat your walnuts over medium heat in a dry skillet. Allow to toast until the nuts are fragrant and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
Top each serving of quinoa with some walnuts and serve. This dish reheats well, so you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days.
I usually make a double batch so we have leftovers during the week.