Delicious and warm morning meal :)

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apple, and sprinkle with salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Stir in the almonds; cook and stir until the apple is hot and beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the almond milk and half-and-half cream; continue cooking until hot. Stir in the hot quinoa, and cook a few minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

Use a Fuji apple or your favorite. Sri Lankan cinnamon is the best.

Nutrition Facts

401.5 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 58.9g 19% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 12mg 4% DV; sodium 515.2mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2011
This was exceptional! We put all the ingredients into a crockpot (minus the milk as we used dairy not almond) and cooked on low overnight. The next morning we stirred in some warmed milk and enjoyed! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2013
Tasty but frying the apples in butter kind of defeats the health benefits of quinoa. I just add the apples and cinnamon to the quinoa and cook it all together. I sweeten with stevia but you can certainly use the maple syrup for flavor and sweetness. I also add one-quarter cup walnuts for some healty fat but that's a personal preference. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2011
This was exceptional! We put all the ingredients into a crockpot (minus the milk as we used dairy not almond) and cooked on low overnight. The next morning we stirred in some warmed milk and enjoyed! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I omitted the butter maple syrup and almonds. Instead I fried the apples in a vegetable oil sprayed pan added raisins for sweetness and used pecans as the nuts. I also used soy milk instead of almond milk. This is a nice grainy kind of cereal that brings out the taste of the cinnamon flavored apples. I'll be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Excellent! Can also substitute coconut milk. I have also reduced maple syrup and added some raisins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
Good recipe; butter apples & cinnamon can hardly be beat. I love quinoa but imagine you could substitute a variety of different grains and have a wonderful breakfast. Thank you Alyse for posting this yummy healthy breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2012
Tasty. I didn't have almond milk so I used regular 1% dairy milk. Also added some brown sugar to my bowl because I like it that way. Its texture reminds me of Sunny Boy cereal. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
I adore quinoa - love its taste/texture versatility and it's super healthy! I am always excited to find new ways to prepare it and loved the sound of this one. I used pure maple syrup and light vanilla soy as it happened to be open in my fridge while my almond milk was not yet! I opted to leave out the half and half as well. This was an enjoyable breakfast substantial and very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2013
Tasty but frying the apples in butter kind of defeats the health benefits of quinoa. I just add the apples and cinnamon to the quinoa and cook it all together. I sweeten with stevia but you can certainly use the maple syrup for flavor and sweetness. I also add one-quarter cup walnuts for some healty fat but that's a personal preference. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2012
My children took one look at this and started to cry until I forced them to smell it. Then they cleaned their bowls! I liked how another reviewer said to add raisins. I'll try that next time. Thanks for a nice recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2011
Pretty tasty - my first attempt to cook with quinoa! Next time I will use two apples instead of one and try doubling the cinnamon and maybe upping the almonds as well. Read More
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