Grains & Pasta

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

When you think of a hot breakfast bowl, it doesn’t have to start with oats. Here, we use protein-rich quinoa mixed with apple and warming spices to fuel your morning.

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Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. Just one cup contains 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and 222 calories. 

Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
25 min


  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ginger 
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ¼ cup dry quinoa
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp chopped raw almonds
  • ½ tbsp nut butter (any kind)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup


1. In a saucepan, combine almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla,
cloves, ginger and nutmeg; bring to a boil and stir in quinoa
and apple. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes, then
fluff with a fork.

2. Transfer quinoa to a bowl and top with cranberries,
almonds, nut butter and syrup.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 serving
  • Calories 456
  • Carbohydrate Content 75 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 11 g
  • Protein Content 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 52 mg
  • Sugar Content 36 g