This quinoa recipe needs a bit of time to cook, but the results are well worth it. Preparation is easy, and leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a few days for a quick, healthy breakfast. It's great when topped with a handful of sliced almonds, or chopped pecans. Earthy, nutty, and flavorful, this breakfast quinoa is a big winner.
Dairy Free Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
makes four 1 cup servings
2 small apples- cored, peeled, and diced
1 tablespoon dairy free margarine
1 cup quinoa (I used red)
2 cups dairy free milk (I used Sol Sunflower, but almond also works fantastic in this)
¼ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
handful of sliced almonds, or your favorite chopped nut (optional)
Melt your margarine over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add your apples, and saute for 3-4 mins until they begin to soften. Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and continue cooking until the quinoa is cooked. This should take about a half hour, however I cooked mine over low heat and it took closer to an hour. Well worth it!
Will keep in the fridge for a few days. Just scoop, heat, and serve!