Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa

When it came to breakfast, the majority of my traditional favorites were not clean – I love fluffy waffles, anything with bacon, and rich, creamy french toast. Thus, one of the most difficult parts of my wellness journey has been trying to come up with cleaner breakfast options. Oatmeal is an easy go-to for clean eaters, and a great, nutritious option, but it also gets kind of boring after awhile.

So I started considering other grains I could use instead for a sweet, filling breakfast. Quinoa is one of my favorite grains for lunch and dinners, so I thought: why not breakfast? I love this recipe because it is sweet, creamy, and full of protein (and other nutrients) from the quinoa.

Clean Eats 3

Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa

Serves: 2


1/2 c. uncooked quinoa, rinsed

3/4 unsweetened cashew milk (feel free to substitute real milk, or almond milk)

1 T. honey

1 t. cinnamon

1 small apple, peeled and grated


Cook the quinoa per package directions. Once all water has been absorbed, stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat (the quinoa will continue to absorb some of the liquid as you mix in other ingredients). Add in honey, cinnamon, and grated apple, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes to meld flavors. Serve with an extra drizzle of honey, or sprinkle of cinnamon on top!


What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa

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