Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

8 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 17 Comments

I had another one of those morning where nothing sounded good. I didn’t feel like eggs, I’m sick of cereal and I just didn’t want to make muffins. I was just craving something different. Twenty minutes later, Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa was born! What can I say? I LOVE the challenge of inventing! :)

It was yummy! If you like the sweetness of applesauce and the texture of quinoa like me, you may actually like this. It took some coaxing but I got the toddler to reluctantly try it. He didn’t want to but then when the flavor hit his tongue the gross “I can’t believe I eating this face” turned into a “Hmm that was actually pretty good face.” lol

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa If he was a little younger I’d be able to serve this to him without a problem. Now he’s getting set in his ways. DARN IT! ;~P

  • 1 small-medium apple
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water (2oz)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g) (optional for more sweetness if your apple is lacking)
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (42g)

Core and cut the apple (leaving the skin on) into chunks. Place them in a blender with the lemon juice, cinnamon and water. Blend until smooth. Taste it, if it’s not sweet enough add the honey and blend again.

Place the apple mixture and quinoa into a small pan over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until it begins to boils. Once it boils, cover and lower to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. The quinoa will absorb the liquid and just begin to turn transparent with little visible rings.

Remove from heat and eat!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe (with honey and medium apple)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
290 3g 9g old: 5 new: 8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
28g 0g 64g 7g

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    April 3, 2009

    I am trying this tomorrow!


    April 3, 2009

    This comes at a perfect time! I've been in the breakfast rut too--I will be making this for breakfast sometime this weekend! :)


    April 3, 2009

    Thanks for the recipe. Passover's coming up and breakfast options get very limited. Matzoh and cream cheese only work for so many days and the Passover cereals cost an arm and a leg for something that makes cardboard sound tasty. While grains (oatmeal, normal cereal) are forbidden, Quinoa is permitted since it's not really a grain. (It's a seed and, from my reading, related to beets and spinach.) All of the ingredients in this are kosher for Passover and readily available. I'll definitely make this during Passover. (I think I'll need to run to the store and stock up on some more Quinoa. One 12oz box will *DEFINITELY* not last for 8 days!!!)


    April 3, 2009

    still haven't tried quinoa but I'm going to look for it this weekends.....sounds delicious!

    Krista S.

    April 4, 2009

    I made a breakfast quinoa a couple months ago with some nuts and dried fruit. It was ok, but I'm not sure I dig the texture of quinoa, yet. Your photo is pretty!

    Kashrut News

    April 5, 2009

    Sounds amazing, and perfect for Passover!


    April 9, 2009

    Hi Roni, I am still loving the chocolate soymilk quinoa you made a long time ago and I eat that when I have a chocolate craving. Thank you for giving me another way to eat quinoa for breakfast- I love it!


    April 12, 2009

    Love it for Passover. Tastes good and filling.

    Kate Crawford

    April 16, 2009

    This should be perfect, I can't wait to try it out. Well written article! You should post it on ( ). They have a bunch of similar articles and you can link it back to your website. I have one posted on it and it is awesome because they give you some graphs to put on your page to track how many people read your article and it tells you how useful they thought it was. I think a lot of people could use to read your stuff and I think this will help get your articles out there more!

    Teri B

    July 6, 2009

    How much apple sauce should I use do you think instead of a raw apple?


    July 7, 2009

    ummm tough to say, it's been so long since making this. I'd say about 1/2 cup.

    Alisha N

    July 24, 2009

    Perfect breakfast recipe! Fast, easy, and it kept me full for hours. It's amazing with a handful of fresh blueberries stirred in, and I added some milk to cool it down a bit - I couldn't wait for it to be a safe temperature before eating. Thanks for the recipe! :-)


    August 30, 2009

    this is great! i stir in a handful of raisins while its still hot so they get all plump and soft. i'm going to try stirring in a spoonful of plain yogurt the next time i have it as well, want to see if its good with a little added creaminess. i've been experimenting with a pumpkin breakfast quinoa using canned pumpkin and spices, but i haven't quite come up with a satisfactory recipe yet-it keeps ending up kind of bland. any ideas?


    August 31, 2009

    Sara - What a great idea! I will totally experiment with pumpkin and quinoa! oh! an great idea on the raisins!


    February 7, 2010

    OOooh....I just discovered quinoa. I have been looking for food that has a good amount of iron in it to feed my son, since at his last check-up he was low on iron and someone suggested quinoa. I haven't yet figured out how to feed it to him. We made some for ourselves with fish and just boiled it in vegetable stock. I'm definitely going to try this recipe though! I think he'd eat this for sure, he loves the apple cinnamon oatmeal I make him. Thanks for the great ideas!

    Katie (Sweet Tater)

    April 2, 2010

    looks fantastic!


    February 28, 2011

    That sounds good!