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Sugar-Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

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 Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa for breakfast isn’t the typical. I feel like oatmeal is the big winner of breakfast and quinoa shows up in salads for lunch or as the grain for dinner. The very first time I ever heard of quinoa being a breakfast food was when I saw a box of GoGo Quinoa Flakes in the gluten-free aisle of the grocery store:

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I also remember that I pronounced the word quinoa quite incorrectly when I first told my hubby about it. This is a thing you should know about me-I’m pretty sure I’ll be famous for it one day, but I find a way to mispronounce everything! It’s a disease!

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Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This version is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough. 

Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This apple pie breakfast quinoa is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough. 

Sugar-Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Recipe by Janice – Fitness Cheerleader

Total time: 5 min

Yield: 1 bowl

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + more for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • apple (chopped)

Cooking Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in quinoa flakes, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cover and let sit for 1 min.
  3. Stir in applesauce.
  4. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle chopped apple and cinnamon on top.
  5. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

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Linz @ Itz Linz

Friday 16th of May 2014

mmm that does look really good!

GiGi Eats

Friday 16th of May 2014

THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! So hearty. I see it being DELICIOUS in the winter especially!!

Launna

Friday 16th of May 2014

I keep hearing how good quinoa is and I have yet to try it... I need to change that as I am trying to eat healthier... :)

Have a good long weekend Janice :)

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