Quick Quinoa Breakfast with Warm Cinnamon Apples
Try making a double batch of the apples (use a larger pan) and save some in the fridge for the next few breakfasts. You can also add fresh or frozen cranberries to the apples or dried fruit such as raisins or currants. Try using other fruit in place of the apples such as fresh or frozen peaches or plums. We make large pots of quinoa but you can make a small pot like I do in this recipe.
How to Make a Pot of Quinoa:
1 cup quinoa
1 3/4 cups water
pinch sea salt
Rinse and drain the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer to remove the bitter saponin coating. Place rinsed quinoa in a small pot and add water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
Cinnamon Apple Topping:.
1 to 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
3 apples (I used Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and sliced thin
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup water or apple juice
2 to 3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch sea salt
Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil. Once the oil is melted add your apples and saute far a few minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the honey, water, spices and salt. Stir and let simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until apples are cooked as desired.
Top each bowl of quinoa with apples and chopped or ground nuts.
Other Ideas for a Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast:
These are just a few ideas that don’t involve gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, or soy, some of the top foods that can elicit a host of health-related issues.
What are your ideas for a healthy (and usually quick) breakfast?