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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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30 m servings 252 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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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This was just okay to me. I did need to add a splash of almond milk to it before eating, as it was really dry.