Quinoa for breakfast isn’t the typical. I feel like oatmeal is the big winner of breakfast and quinoa shows up in salads for lunch or as the grain for dinner. The very first time I ever heard of quinoa being a breakfast food was when I saw a box of GoGo Quinoa Flakes in the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store:
I also remember that I pronounced the word quinoa quite incorrectly when I first told my hubby about it. This is a thing you should know about me-I’m pretty sure I’ll be famous for it one day, but I find a way to mispronounce everything! It’s a disease!
Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This version is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough.
Sugar-Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa
Total time: 5 min
Yield: 1 bowl
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 tsp cinnamon + more for sprinkling
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 apple (chopped)
- Bring water to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in quinoa flakes, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cover and let sit for 1 min.
- Stir in applesauce.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle chopped apple and cinnamon on top.