Meatless Monday–Peanut Butter-Apple Breakfast Quinoa

This time of year, I really start craving warm breakfasts.  As much as I love my yogurt and granola, chilly mornings just never seem right without oatmeal, eggs, or something to warm my belly and keep me going until lunch.  I’ve got a breakfast quinoa recipe I love, but I haven’t made it in a little while.  

This recipe certainly lived up to my expectations.  It was every bit as warm, hearty, and filling as I was hoping, but it had an extra layer of flavor from peanut butter and honey–a heavenly flavor combination, if you ask me.  With a healthy dose of cinnamon and a smattering of bright, fresh honeycrisp apples, I really couldn’t ask for more.  My mind is already racing with so many other possibilities–banana instead of apple, almond butter with peaches and cherries, and so many more.

peanut butter apple quinoa

Peanut Butter-Apple Breakfast Quinoa
adapted from Oh Shine On

1 c. red or white quinoa, rinsed
2 c. water
1/3 c. peanut butter
2 TBSP honey, plus more for drizzling
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
1 large or 2 small honeycrisp apples, cut into bite-sized chunks

1.  In a large saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, then cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and tails come out, about 15-20 minutes.

2.  Remove quinoa from heat.  Stir in peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon.  Top with apples, then drizzle with additional honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve immediately.

Yields: 4 servings

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  1. Pretend Chef
    October 14, 2013 / 1:56 pm


  2. ErinsFoodFiles
    October 28, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    What a delightfully different breakfast!

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