Quick Easy Vegetarian Breakfast: Quinoa Apple Cinnamon Bowl
Mornings are busy enough for anyone. Who has time to think about something that is healthy, filling, easy, quick, and tastes good??? This breakfast quinoa bowl is the solution.
Quinoa is so easy to make ahead on an evening or weekend that you are not so busy and you can have it handy for when you are busy. For breakfast quinoa, make sure you make the quinoa without broth or salt so that you can enjoy the breakfast flavors such as the apple cinnamon we are using here. For dinner quinoa recipes, we want to use broth to cook the quinoa but not for breakfast. If you are completely opposed to a breakfast quinoa bowl make it a breakfast oatmeal bowl and you can flavor it with apple cinnamon just the way this recipe shows.
First we start with fresh fall apples and then choose your toppings.
Apple Cinnamon + Walnuts
My favorite is to add walnuts to my apple cinnamon flavor and that is it. BUT you can jazz up your quinoa breakfast bowl with lots of options: raisins, honey, pecans, bananas, so many options!
Quinoa warmed with milk
The key to this breakfast quinoa bowl tasting like a hot apple pie but not actually costing you the time, fat, and calories of an apple pie is the combination of milk, quinoa, and just a small amount of brown sugar heated to perfection before you add the apple cinnamon. Any milk will do: rice milk, soy, dairy, almond or coconut.
If you loved my recipe for Mexican Quinoa you will love this too! Still not sure about quinoa? Read my Tuesday Tips article and I hope you will change your mind after reading about the health benefits of quinoa for any meal!
Quinoa for Breakfast? YES!
This recipe makes enough for one bowl but once the smell of hot apple pie fills your house you might be making more! So, just double the recipe and change up the toppings. On the go in the morning? Make the quinoa and milk mixture ahead of time, store it in a jar and in the morning add the apple cinnamon, grab a spoon and go!
Let me know what toppings you love! More breakfast quinoa recipes to come! Have a request? Leave a comment below.
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