I’ve loved quinoa since I first encountered the little colorful curly-Q’s. It’s so much more interesting as a base for a dish than the old standby, white rice. However, until recently, I hadn’t considered the merits of quinoa over oatmeal. This post is part one of the story of quinoa for breakfast.
Why Quinoa for Breakfast?
Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
Quinoa for Breakfast: Part 1
- 1 C uncooked quinoa
- 2 C water
- .5 t salt
- 2 C apples I used double the amount of apples that she used. You could also use any other fruit that you like. I tossed in a handful of raisins.
- 1 t cinnamon
Rinse quinoa under cold water until the run-off is clear. (This step may not be necessary for you. My quinoa came pre-rinsed so this was not needed.
Bring the water to a boil with the salt.
Add quinoa. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat. Fluff the quinoa and let sit covered for another 10 minutes.
Peel and chop apples. Cook them however you like. I went the lazy route and stuck them in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Add apples and cinnamon to the quinoa.
Add whatever other flavors you typically like in your oatmeal. My husband and I had one bowl with maple syrup and one with honey.