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!
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?