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Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Still dreaming about these cinnamony sweet and comforting apple quinoa breakfast bowls…

Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa – from @choccoveredkt… 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 large apple, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/11/09/apple-quinoa-breakfast-bowls/

It’s like apple pie for breakfast! ?

I’ve really been getting into quinoa lately – it’s a great source of protein, is super easy to cook, and you can make it sweet or savory depending on your mood. I like to make up a big batch of quinoa all at once and then portion it out and add different ingredients to each individual serving.

(See: How To Cook Quinoa)

Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa – from @choccoveredkt… 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 large apple, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/11/09/apple-quinoa-breakfast-bowls/

These apple quinoa bowls really do taste like you are eating apple pie in a bowl! If you have apple pie spice on hand, definitely use it here – the combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg really does wonders in this recipe. If apple pie spice is scarce, however, plain cinnamon will also do in a pinch.

And if you happen to have any coconut milk or coconut butter lying around, I highly recommend adding a little to your breakfast apple pie.

SO so good.

Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowls – from @choccoveredkt… 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 large apple, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract… Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/11/09/apple-quinoa-breakfast-bowls/

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Breakfast Apple Pie Quinoa Bowls

Adapted From Breakfast Quinoa Bowls

Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Total Time: 1h
Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw quinoa (80g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 2/3 cup water or apple juice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins, optional
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter, optional
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • optional milk of choice, nuts, sweetener

Instructions

In a small pot, bring the water or juice to a boil. As soon as it’s boiling, lower to a simmer. Add the quinoa, apple, salt, and optional raisins, and cover. Leave covered on simmer for 40 minutes without ever lifting the lid. Then—still never lifting the lid—turn off the heat but let the quinoa sit covered an additional 20 minutes. After this time, it should be nice and fluffy! (If still too thin, bring back to a boil and stir until fluffy.) Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla extract, and optional nuts and coconut butter. Add a splash of milk of choice, and sweeten as desired. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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Published on November 9, 2015

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  1. Sandra says

    You show in the picture the apples spooned over the top, but the recipe says to cook them with the quinoa. You must have cooked the apples separately and spooned over the quinoa for the pictures.

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Haha yes. I try to not waste food, so in general I will save trials that aren’t yet perfected and use that for the photoshoot whenever I can. Because you’re playing around with the food so much, you can’t always eat the photographed version (in this case it turned out that I could). After I tried cooking the apple with the quinoa, I decided I much prefer that version (and it saves time as well!). So the recipe instructions are correct. You can do it both ways, but I’d recommend cooking the apple with the quinoa.

  2. Stephanie says

    I’ve shied away from quinoa for a while now as the recipes i’ve seen it in hasn’t been exciting. But this, this is one I definitely want to try as I love apple pie! I’m gonna give it a try next week.

    xo Stephanie.

  3. Alpine Pedestrian says

    I just made this – for dinner! I used the apple juice, omitted the coconut butter and raisins, but did include the walnuts. I also peeked while it was cooking. I couldn’t help it. Hang up a wet paint sign, and I won’t touch the wall, but tell me not to peek while cooking or baking, and I’ll do it every time. It still turned out great!

    5/5

    5/5

  4. Nina says

    I had this for breakfast. Delicious and filling. It helped me feel healthy all day. What a nice way to start my morning.

    5/5

    5/5

  5. Alysia says

    I’m confused on your nutrition info. Not sure how u got 195 since the quinoa alone is 180 per serving and the apple is around 60 per half a serving ?

  6. Cathleen Quiroga says

    Hi, Katie!
    I love your site and your recipes!
    I have been a Health and Wellness Coach for 26 years and help people make alternative meals that are tasty and fun!
    Your research is greatly appreciated!
    I would like to make some comments on the Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast bowls.
    We are from Bolivia, South America where we harvest the quinoa and have 1000s of recipes!
    We always wash it thoroughly 3x to relaase the bitterness, even rubbing it together until you can see the little circles.
    I would also suggest making the quinua in a rice maker, as busy moms need to watch kids, and the rice-maker does it all!
    We LOVE quinua, and if you teach people to wash it correctly, they will love it, too!
    Thanks fo ALL you do! You Rock!

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