Happy Monday, everyone!!
I love a good breakfast – I’m sure most of ya’ll have figured that out by now.
Just about every Saturday morning (and some Sundays, too!) I typically make my husband three scrambled eggs with American cheese, a big cup of black coffee, and two slices of buttered whole wheat toast. Although I enjoy preparing my hubby breakfast, especially when he asks me to do so ever-so-adorably, sometimes it’s really hard to time it so that we can sit down and enjoy our breakfast together when I want something different (which is always, because I don’t care for scrambled eggs!). This weekend, though, I found a solution!
Note: I hope ya’ll have been enjoying my quinoa recipes, because here comes another one!! I can’t help myself!! It’s so quick to cook up, so versatile, and soooooooooooo tasty! The fact that this stuff is actually good for me is the best bonus ever!
This recipe is really quite simple and I made it WHILE I had John’s eggs cooking away. By the time the toast was buttered, my breakfast was good to go, too!! It keeps great in the fridge if you make extra, too, btw! I still have some left for later this week that I can’t wait to indulge in.
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
makes 2 servings
- 1 cup nonfat milk (soy or almond milk would be delightful, too, I just always have skim milk on hand)
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey (plus extra for drizzling as you see fit)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup apple. chopped
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Pour the milk into a small pot and bring it to a gentle boil. Add the vanilla and the quinoa, stir to combine, and cover. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook 15 minutes. (The milk looks scary sometimes and may bubble up to the lid. Just remove the lid and stir if this happens, it’ll all turn out fine!) Remove from heat and let sit with the lid on for 5 minutes more. Stir in the honey and cinnamon. Serve topped with chopped apple, almonds, and more honey and cinnamon if you like! (I also poured a little extra milk on mine…I’m not sure why really…to make it like a cross breed of hot and cold cereal maybe? I just thought it was a good idea at the time. It was. 🙂 )