Recipe: Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Seriously, nothing beats yummy, fresh, healthy foods in the morning. Delicious and healthy ways to start your day make you the happiest!

What I love about this recipe is that it allows quinoa to be eaten for breakfast. Quinoa is great to “jump-start” your day. Plus, it’s both creamy and rich with spices, making it all the better.

Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (red or regular)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • ½ chopped apple, chunks
  • Honey, to taste

Directions

In a saucepan, bring the almond milk, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, and cloves to a boil. Add dry quinoa, stir, and reduce heat. Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure to keep it on a low temperature and watch it! It tends to boil over the saucepan… (although I did get impatient and increase the heat). Once the quinoa is at a consistency you like, place your serving in a bowl. Top with chopped apple, extra cinnamon, honey, and any additional almond milk.

Note: This can be stored in an air-tight container refrigerated really easily! The next day just heat up the quinoa (I use a microwave) and top it with the apple, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk. When reheating as a leftover, the extra almond milk is really important as the quinoa tends to thicken.

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Mixture of red and white quinoa topped with apples, mixed nuts, honey, and cinnamon

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