Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Yesterday was the first day of fall. Can you feel it in the air? I’m so ready for cooler weather to hit Florida. Fall may not be in the air just yet, but it’s definitely in my house and oven ;) I really can’t seem to get enough apples this season. 

They are so tart and crisp and sweet. I love the many different varieties of apples and how they are so versatile in how they can be prepared. A little cheese and apples for snack, pressed into a quesadilla or shredded on top of oatmeal. Last week we even roasted them with Brussels sprouts. So yummy!
When I meet with people to talk about their nutrition, I’ve appreciate how much learn from my clients. Not just about what has shaped their eating habits, but also about new ways to prepare food. 
I’ve never thought to shred apples or pears on top of oatmeal, I usually just toss on blueberries and strawberries. But one of my clients swore this is the best way to eat oatmeal so I’ve been wanting to give it a try. Girl was she right! 
It brings a unique twist to traditional oats and blends really well into the oatmeal. Have you ever made quinoa “oatmeal”? It’s so so good and filled with lots of fiber and protein to keep you satisfied all morning! 
Also, did you notice I’m now including nutrition facts on my recipes? Check it out below each recipe! 

Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
serves 4
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 medium apples, shredded
100% pure maple syrup, optional topping*
Bring quinoa, almond milk, and applesauce to a boil in medium pot. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in apple pie spice, vanilla and salt. Pour into bowls and top with shredded apples and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 230 calories, 4g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate, 6g dietary fiber, 11g sugars, 7g protein, 6% vitamin A, 8% vitamin C, 15% calcium, 15% iron

*Note: Optional topping not included in nutrient analysis.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey girl! I saw this photo on Instagram and my mouth dropped. I am so making this apple pie quinoa this week. I might do my overnight version of quinoa but add the apples and spices in the morning since I'm too lazy to make up a fresh batch in the morning. I can't wait to try it :) xoxo, Jackie

  2. keepaimingforward says

    This looks absolutely wonderful! I can't believe how much it looks like actual oatmeal without using oats! I'm definitely trying it this week! Also, I like to add apples to my salads!

  3. Christina says

    Have you tried making a big pot of this and eating it throughout the week? I'm afraid I wouldn't have time to start from scratch every morning. Thanks!

  4. Sherry Gregory says

    Thank you so much for the nutritional information you place on your recipes! This information is so helpful…will be visiting you here and on Pinterest often.

  5. says

    Everything look so delicious! I must try all of them….especially apple and fig quesadilla. Fig tree in my back yard is ready to eat in about 2 weeks! Meanwhile I love to make the apple pie quinoa breakfast!

  6. Jennifer says

    Hey Kristina, I was wondering if this recipe could be altered to having leftover already-cooked quinoa? I have some I want to use up before I go and cook more.

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