Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

In honor of the first day of Fall [and my love for quinoa and apples]:



Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa


1/4C dry quinoa
1/4C cow/soy/almond milk (I used vanilla soy mil)
1/4C water 
1/4t cinnamon
1 packet of stevia
2T raisins
1T chia seeds
1 medium apple, finely chopped

1. In a small saucepan bring quinoa, milk, and water to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
3. Add in cinnamon, stevia, raisins, apple, and chia seeds. Continue cooking on low until all liquid is absorbed. Total cook time is anywhere between 8-12 minutes.

I enjoyed this breakfast warm because I cooked my quinoa this morning, but I am sure it would taste just as good cold and topped with additional ice cold soy milk. Which reminds me, this would be a genius breakfast to prepare in bulk!
I definitely liked the texture of this breakfast. I so am used to my creamy oats, but I really liked that each bite had a little bit of crunch to it. Also, the cinnamon really helped bring the sweetness out in the apple. nom nom
Another reason why this is an all-star breakfast, is because it’s gluten free! Woo Woo. With the controversy over the “gluten status” of oatmeal, this is a great alternative for people with a gluten sensitivity.
Who needs a spoon when you can use cinnamon sticks (which were just for decoration) as chop sticks?
Well I obviously had way too much fun taking these pictures this morning. That’s what happens you don’t have class on Friday’s :)

I’m off for a morning yoga-session to clear my mind. If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that my childhood pup passed away yesterday :/ Zoe was the best dog any girl could dream of :) RIP Zo Zo. I’ll always remember your smiling face when I scratched your butt and your love for baby pools.

Happy Friday :)

What is your favorite way to enjoy quinoa?

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