Quinoa Apple Cinnamon Bowl

Happy Sunday evening, all!  For recipe #48, I decided on something light, sweet and, shocker, healthy.  I know, I know.  Typically the words “sweet” and “healthy” tend to hold opposite ends of the court.  Not in this dish though.  This can be enjoyed as a snack when in need of refueling, or a delicious breakfast.  Tastes subtly nutty, sweet and cinnamon-y, with the crisp crunch of apples.  So yum.

Exact measurements are not required here.  More like loose guidelines.  Again, I recommend making 2 or 3x the amount of quinoa you need for this dish and then storing it in an airtight container to be used over the next few days.

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Ingredients

1 or 1.5 cup of quinoa, cooked (follow instructions on the package).

1 apple (I like Gala apples)

3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk (the kind you drink, not the one in a can) or regular milk if you prefer.  Either one work just as well.

Honey, to taste

Cinnamon, to taste

  1. Prepare the quinoa according to instructions on packaging.
  2. Meanwhile, slice up an apple into bite sized pieces.  I personally do not peel mine as that’s where most of the nutrients and vitamins lie, in the skin.  However you can of course peel yours beforehand if you prefer.
  3. Spoon the cooked quinoa into a cereal bowl.  Add in the chopped apples.
  4. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons of honey.
  5. Stir well to distribute natural sweeteners.  Taste.  If sweet enough, enjoy!  Or if you prefer, add additional cinnamon and/or honey.

This recipe is enough to serve one person a hearty snack or breakfast.

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