A super healthy breakfast packed full of protein with the delicious flavor of apples and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Annee

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Bring quinoa, water, and apple juice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and add cinnamon. Cover and simmer quinoa for 10 minutes. Stir apples into the quinoa; continue simmering until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender about 10 more minutes. Drizzle with agave nectar to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 66.3g 21% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 9mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2012
I'm always looking for new ways to use healthy quinoa and love this one for breakfast. I substituted the calories from the apple juice for brown sugar:) I used all water to make quinoa and 2 tsp. brown sugar instead of agave. I thought 1 tsp cinnamon might be a little much for this little recipe so I went with 1/2 tsp. Thank you for a nice quinoa breakfast recipe. Next time I'm gonna try a banana and maybe 1/4 c. blueberries (a staple in my freezer from Costco) combo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2012
It was missing something - a little plain. I think the adding of some half and half could help. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2012
I'm always looking for new ways to use healthy quinoa and love this one for breakfast. I substituted the calories from the apple juice for brown sugar:) I used all water to make quinoa and 2 tsp. brown sugar instead of agave. I thought 1 tsp cinnamon might be a little much for this little recipe so I went with 1/2 tsp. Thank you for a nice quinoa breakfast recipe. Next time I'm gonna try a banana and maybe 1/4 c. blueberries (a staple in my freezer from Costco) combo. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2012
It was missing something - a little plain. I think the adding of some half and half could help. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2013
Not great but not bad might be better with maple syrup on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2013
There was not enough liquid when it was time to add the apples - I added at least 1/3 cup more water and apple juice to cook the apples. I also added raisins just for fun. I agree with others that it is a little bit bland. I also think there was too much cinnamon. I would cut it in half if I try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2013
Have been making this every day for breakfast since Thanksgiving (it's Sunday now!) and love it. I've made it quite a few times over the past year or so too and I keep coming back to it. The recipe is perfect in timing and ingredients in my experiences though I normally put in half the apple at the first 8 minute mark to let it warm up and start sweating before things dry up. Then I put half #2 in along with a teaspoon of sugar and stir things up real well. By the time the second 10 minutes has gone by the apples have gotten incredibly soft and most of the juice has been absorbed by the quinoa or boiled out. I'm actually wondering if people that are having problems with it getting too dry are simply letting it sit at too high a temperature. On my electric stove I start at 7/10 and lower it to 3.5/10 when it boils and cover it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
good very basic.I would add dried fruit Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2013
needs more liquid than recipe stated and longer cooking time. Otherwise not bad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2017
this was a good recipe! I tweaked to meet my dietary needs I used Fuji apple pear Life water by SoBe instead of the juice. and I used truvia to sweeten. I did add a dash of salt after tasting. but as far as the liquid and cinnamon amounts they seem to be perfect. maybe those that had trouble with the liquid amounts didn't turn down the heat enough. thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2014
I agree about adding more liquid. The base recepie is good but I did tweak it a little. I added a handful of fresh cranberries while the quinoa and apple juice were boiling and then added some crushed pecans and a little pumpkin pie spice and dialed back on the cinnamon. It was delicious! Read More
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