Apple Pie Quinoa

Apple Pie Quinoa

Quinoa is the mack mommy of all the grains!  It is a high protein, high fiber and iron rich ancient super food.  On its own, quinoa is so yummy, but here we make it ridicidonk with apple pie flair.  Perfect for breakfast!

1 cup dry quinoa

2-3 firm apples, diced, skin intact

2 teaspoons best quality vanilla extract (I love the Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla Extract)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch each of nutmeg, cardamom and ginger

pinch of salt

Garnishes:

1/3 cup chopped, pan toasted hazelnuts

1/3 cup freshly ground flaxseeds

Unsweetened, vanilla flavored cashew milk or some other milk

Additional diced apples

Directions: Place one cup quinoa, two cups water, apples, vanilla, spices, and salt in pot.  Cook accordingly to quinoa directions, typically 12 minutes on simmer. Garnish accordingly.

 

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