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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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This isn’t your grandma’s boring oatmeal!apple-cinnamon-quinoa-breakfast-bowl
This delicious breakfast blend is high in protein, due to the super seed ingredient, Quinoa! Pound for pound, this delicious seed offers 24 grams of protein and 957 mg of potassium per cup and as if that wasn’t enough, it’s dirt cheap per serving!
The best part of this recipe is that it’s very easily adaptable to your own needs and flavors.

You’ll Need:
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1/3 cup milk
2 large apples peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
pecans, chopped, garnish
maple syrup, optional

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the quinoa, water and milk, sprinkle with salt, stirring occasionally and bring to a boil.

Once the mixture begins to boil, immediately reduce heat, cover and cook about 18 minutes.

Remove from heat, leave it covered. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, sauteing until the caramelized and softened.

Fluff the quinoa with a fork and add the caramelized apple mixture.

Transfer quinoa to serving bowls, drizzle the top generously with maple syrup, a light sprinkle of cinnamon and a couple pecans.

Serve hot and enjoy

Other Flavor Ideas:

Try fresh peach slices instead of apples or diced fresh pumpkin or winter squash pieces (about 1 cup), raisins

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