Want to go wake up to the smell of an apple pie that's actually healthy enough to eat for breakfast? If you love oatmeal, but are also kind of sick of having it so much, you'll love this hot breakfast made with quinoa instead. Since it's cooked in soy milk, it has an unbelievably creamy consistency that offers almost 13 grams of protein per serving and 7.5 grams of fiber. This is one delicious and filling breakfast!
This recipe is easy to throw together — literally — because, thanks to the marvel of the crockpot, all you need to do is throw a few basic ingredients in, turn it on, and the warm smell of apples and cinnamon will pull you from your sweet slumber.
This recipe is subtly sweet, so if you want it sweeter, drizzle a little extra maple syrup on your quinoa, or add more dried or fresh fruit.
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 3 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 apples, diced with peel
- 5 tablespoons chopped walnuts or other nuts
- 5 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries
- Throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker except for the nuts and raisins.
- Cook on low for 8 hours, high for 4 hours.
- Scoop out one-fifth of the recipe, top with nuts and raisins, and enjoy!
- Store the other four servings in glass containers so they're ready to microwave the rest of the week. Add a little extra soy milk after heating if you want an even creamier quinoa.
Source: Calorie Count
- 5 servings
- Cook Time
- 6-8 hours
- Calories per serving