June 29th, 2016
One thing you’ll quickly learn about me is that I am a HUGE breakfast person. And I’m talking any time of the day. I love breakfast foods and would probably choose to eat them at most meal times if I could. I was definitely the girl that could have a breakfast burrito every single day whether for breakfast or dinner, but I have to say my cooking has expanded quite a bit since then ;) Which is exactly why I love coming up with new breakfast food options!
So lately I’ve been on a quinoa kick. The first time I made quinoa was in a porridge type concoction, and after that, I truly had no desire to try quinoa ever again. Well a few months later, I came across a recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it another go with the remaining quinoa that had been sitting in my pantry. Since then, that recipe has been on repeat probably once a month. And now I can’t get enough of this amazing protein! Which brings me to this delicious recipe. Think crockpot, quinoa, apples, and cinnamon. Throw in a couple other ingredients and you’ve got a perfectly protein packed, breakfast of champions. As well as an after dinner sweet snack if you’re like me ;)
1 c. quinoa, uncooked
1 c. unsweetened almond milk
1 c. water
1 c. no sugar added apple sauce
3 tbs. coconut sugar
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. all spice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tbs. pure maple syrup
Peel, core and slice an apple; I used a Fuji but any firm variety would do! Mix together chopped nuts with the pure maple syrup in a small bowl. Place everything in a slow cooker and mix well. Turn on low for 4-6 hours. Enjoy your Apple Cinnamon Quinoa warm for breakfast or for the occasional treat.
I love to drizzle a little honey or pure maple syrup on top, or pair with some Greek yogurt for the perfect meal. What’s great about this meal is that it keeps well and can be reheated easily for a quick meal on the go!
- 1 c. quinoa, uncooked
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. no sugar added apple sauce
- 3 tbs. coconut sugar
- 1 tbs. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. all spice
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
- ¼ c. chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 tbs. pure maple syrup
- Peel, core and slice the apple.
- Mix together chopped nuts with the pure maple syrup in a small bowl
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.
- Turn on low for 4-6 hours.