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​Chef Vishal: Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa

This delicious breakfast recipe is a great meal option for days when you have a hard workout in the schedule.

Your muscles will thank you for the blast of plant-based protein this meal provides from both the quinoa and almond milk! Pecans provide a balance of healthy fats in addition to the protein sources, as well as a little extra crunch to break up the texture of the quinoa.

Dates and apples are delicious sources of plant-based energy and add a sweet touch to round out your breakfast with the nostalgia of a fresh baked apple pie.

A little maple syrup sweetens the deal, making this breakfast quinoa irresistible!


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup of chopped dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped

Bring the quinoa and almond milk to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and add vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes, then add apple chunks, pecans and dates. (At this point, there should be roughly 10 minutes left.)

Let the quinoa mixture sit for a total of 30-40 minutes, or until the almond milk is completely absorbed.

Serve with fresh apple and pecans on top. We recommend sharing with a friend of loved one - this recipe makes 2 hearty servings!

POSTED IN chef vishal, Nutrition



Hi Laura! The recipe calls for 1 cup of dry quinoa. We’ve updated the blog to reflect this.

Is it one cup of dry quinoa?  Or 1 cup cooked?

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