Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

9 Jun

Quinoa is most often used in savory dishes, however, this versatile seed can also be enjoyed in a sweeter setting. With the addition of applesauce, cinnamon and maple syrup, the following recipe for Apple Cinnamon Quinoa provides a sweet start to your day. Check out the health benefits, in addition to a savory recipe featuring quinoa here.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1-3/4 cups water
1/2 cup plain unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Combine all ingredients except for maple syrup in a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 15-30 minutes, stirring half-way through, or until liquid has absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.

Remove lid and carefully mix in syrup. Allow to cool slightly before eating.


8 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Quinoa”

  1. conniefletch June 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I wonder if you replaced part of the water with apple cider as well. This recipe sounds really great!!!! I will definitely be trying this one!!! I usually use cider when I make oatmeal..and of course, a little cinnamon!!!

    • megmeister June 10, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Ooh, that sounds like an excellent idea. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out! I just might have to try your oatmeal idea, that sounds really good too. Thanks!

  2. Ani D June 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Yum! I love the idea of eating quinoa for breakfast. How many servings does this make?

    • megmeister June 10, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Thanks Ani! Since quinoa is so filling, this typically makes 4 servings for me.

  3. annabelrv June 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    This sounds great! I’ve made quinoa with apple juice before, but I’ve never tried apple sauce. 🙂

  4. Annie V. July 1, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Fantastic recipe… I have SO much quinoa that I need to eat before moving, and have been looking for more ways to cook it all.

    Just wondering — how does this hold up in the microwave? Would making a big batch and reheating throughout the week be OK, or is it really only good when fresh?

    Thanks — love your blog!

    • megmeister July 1, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      Thanks Annie! =)

      In my experience, quinoa isn’t as good warmed up as it is fresh, but it is still good. I say go for it! Good luck with your move!

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