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
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.