Apple Cinnamon Quinoa
"I love this recipe for a quick breakfast. I made it up as a quick alternative to oatmeal. I can set the quinoa to cook while I do my makeup in the mornings. I like the apple cinnamon version, but you can really change the mix-ins to suit your own tastes or for variation throughout the seasons."
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Ingredients30 m servings 252 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)
- Combine water, quinoa, cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat and discard cinnamon stick. Mix apple, honey, and chia seeds into the quinoa. Let sit until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.
- Cook's Notes:
- Additional mix-in ideas: Nuts, dried fruit, maple syrup, berries, melon, etc.
- For a savory alternative: Substitute goat cheese for the honey, dried basil and sage for the cinnamon and nutmeg, and chopped asparagus for the apple.
Per Serving: 252 calories; 3.8 g fat; 49.9 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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Used ground cinnamon instead and did not add chia seeds. Was surprisingly good to taste!