Creamy, nutrient dense, and so flavorful, this maple cinnamon quinoa porridge is a simple and delicious breakfast for when you’re sick of oatmeal.
You probably know by now how much I love a good bowl of oatmeal in the morning. But sometimes, you just need to mix it up! I’ve always loved quinoa for its nutty flavor and fluffy nature. Not to mention it’s a complete protein (meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids) and is loaded with lots of good for you vitamins and minerals.
As the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, and this is one of my favorite ways to get them into my diet. I particularly love honeycrisp apples which are sweet, crunchy, and so delicious. Did you know apples are also an incredible food for your liver? This makes them an amazing food for anyone dealing with acne or other skin conditions!
I know it’s February, but apples + cinnamon + maple syrup is a combination I will never get sick of. It always reminds me of Fall, my favorite season, so I can’t pass up an opportunity to include more of these flavors into my meals. I highly recommend using a silicone baking mat to bake the apples, but if you don’t have one parchment paper will do. This will ensure the apples don’t stick to the pan, but all the flavors stick to the apples.
This maple cinnamon quinoa porridge is…
- Nutrient dense
- Creamy and fluffy
- Delicious and flavorful
- Fiber & protein packed to keep you full
- And ready in about 30 minutes!
If you give this recipe a try, let me know in the comment how you like it! As always, don’t forget to share your creation on instagram, I love to see how they turn out!
This maple cinnamon quinoa porridge is an easy and delicious alternative to oatmeal!
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1.5 cups water
- 1–2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Optional: 2 tbsp apple sauce
- 1 large apple (Honeycrisp are my favorite)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium sauce pan, add the quinoa, water and cinnamon and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the apples by chopping them into cubes, and adding them into a bowl. Add in the cinnamon and maple syrup and stir until each apple piece is well coated.
- Add to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Add into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the maple syrup is slightly sizzling.
- When the quinoa is done, stir in the maple syrup and apple sauce if using.
- Top the quinoa with the apples, and stir in an additional pinch of cinnamon, walnuts, pecans, or enjoy as is.
This recipe is especially delicious with a big spoonful of peanut or almond butter stirred in!
You can cook the apples for more or less time, depending on how soft you want them.
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