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Quinoa Porridge with Cinnamon Maple Apples – Recipe!

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Breakfast foods are a bit of a challenge for me.  I am not an egg lover, though I will eat them and cereal just seems boring.  I am trying to create healthier versions of a warm breakfast without making it too complicated.

Quinoa is an ancient grain originally from Peru and it has a nutty earthy flavor.  I find it good in salads, but for breakfast with a hint of cinnamon, it is a great alternative.  Quinoa Porridge is rather simple to make with just a few ingredients. You can find quinoa in most grocery stores and it is higher in protein than regular oatmeal or cream of wheat.  I made this recipe with almond milk, but if you prefer cows milk, go right ahead.  This will definitely warm you up for a great day!

 

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups vanilla unsweetened almond milk

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 apple, any variety – peeled and diced

1 tablespoon coconut oil

3 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar

maple syrup

 

To Prepare:

1.  In a small saute pan, add the almond milk and water and heat on medium.

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2.  Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the almond milk and stir.

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3.  When the almond milk is simmering, add the quinoa.  Stir the mixture together and continue to cook for about 20 minutes on low heat.

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4.  Meanwhile, in a small saute pan, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and melt over medium/low heat.

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5.  Add the chopped apples and the other 1/8 of a teaspoon cinnamon to the pan.

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6.  Stir the apples gently while they cook for 4 minutes.  Drizzle the apples with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

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7.  When the quinoa is fully cooked, add the brown sugar and stir to combine.  Continue cooking the quinoa for 1 more minute.

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8.  To Serve, spoon the quinoa into bowls and dollop with sauteed apples.

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9.  Drizzle with more maple syrup if desired.  Enjoy!

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