Wednesday, January 8, 2014

80--- Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

There's just something about fiber in the mornin'.  It satisfies, keeps you fuller longer, and keeps things, you know, regular.

I rarely forget to eat.  But this morning, I had this for breakfast, then went on with my crazy day being a momma and a wife (no worky work for me today) and at 1 pm I was like "whaaaat?". I FORGOT to eat lunch (I am usually ON IT by 11:30 am).  But I was still  satisfied from my hearty fiber-filled breakfast! 

There you go- a case study!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
Serves 4

2 cups water
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup quinoa, any variety, thoroughly rinsed
2 medium apples of any variety, cored and chopped (don't you dare peel them- that's where the nutrients are!)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Bring water and applesauce to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat, stirring to make sure that applesauce does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Stir in quinoa and reduce heat to medium.  Cook for 20 minutes, adding the apple for the last 10 minutes of cooking.  Stir in the cinnamon and maple syrup prior to serving.

This dish also is great covered in the refrigerator for breakfasts to come!

Nutrition Info per 1 cup:236 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g protein, 43 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber


  1. I'm always looking for new breakfasts, simply because as a teacher in MT, I'm out the door by 6:30-7:00. I feel like I'm awake at the long before dawn, and I only have so much time to squeeze in breakfast. I love that this is HEALTHY grain/seed, has protein, and will keep me full. I may just have to have some for lunch too. I'm often too busy to eat! I need help in that area. :)

  2. Apparently, I also need help with my grammar. Ignore my typos. :) It's been a long week, and I'm exhausted!