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Apple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast

This healthy breakfast recipe is easy enough for every day but tasty enough for company. It may be made ahead and reheated in the oven or stove prior to serving.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 339kcal


  • 4 apples divided
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 ¼ cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • Optional: Maple syrup for drizzling


  • Using a box grater or food processor, shred two apples.
  • Bring quinoa and milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring often. Stir in grated apples, applesauce, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Return to a simmer. Cover and cook on low for 25 minutes.
  • Chop remaining 2 apples. Stir in chopped apples and vanilla and re-cover. Cook for 5 to 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 more minutes.
  • Divide among four serving bowls and top each with a tablespoon of pecans. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup. Serve warm. May be made ahead and reheated prior to serving.


Servings 4, Calories per serving 346, Fat 8.7g, Carbohydrates 63.7g, Protein 7.1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 315mg, Fiber 8.6g, Sugars 27.6g


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.3mg