A tasty alternative to oatmeal, this quinoa breakfast bowl can double as a dessert! Loaded with healthy grains and topped with berries, almonds, and cinnamon, you can't go wrong with adding this bowl to your weekly meal prep.
About This Recipe
Quinoa is a complete protein and one of the higher protein grains (and also, a complete source of amino acids) out there compared to oats.
Quinoa makes a delicious replacement if you are burnt out on eating oatmeal for breakfast or want to try something new! We opted for a spiced apple pie quinoa breakfast bowl but you can experiment with a variety of flavors:
- Savory Pesto and Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Cheesy Tofu and Turmeric Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Chai Spiced Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Dutch Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Peaches and Cream Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
The best part of this breakfast bowl recipe is it fits in most meal plans. No matter if you are vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, flexitarian, or just trying to eat cleaner, you'll love this simple recipe.
A 4-ounce scoop of quinoa provides:
- 136 calories
- 2 grams of fat
- 24 grams of carbs
- 5 grams of protein
How to Prepare Spiced Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl RecipePrep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 each
- 1.5 cups Trifecta Quinoa (or cooked quinoa)
- 1/2 cup Trifecta Sweet Potato (optional)
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 small apple, small diced
- 2/3 cup of milk or dairy alternative
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice
- 1/4 cup fresh fruit
- 1 teaspoon toasted almonds or pecans
- Knife and Cutting Board
- Small sauce pot or saute pan and spatula
- Meal Prep Containers
Step 1: Mise en Place
Mise en place is an quintessential culinary term that translates to "put in place," meaning gather all of your ingredients before starting the cooking process. This is a great skill to save time on your weekly meal prep and get more organized in your kitchen.
Gather all of the ingredients you are using for your quinoa breakfast bowl recipe and slice an additional ingredients needed.
Step 2: Heat All Ingredients Together
Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and combine all of the ingredients besides the garnishes and heat for 3-4 minutes until warmed through.
Step 3: Portion
Remove your quinoa breakfast porridge from the heat and portion into meal prep containers.
If you're preparing this as a part of your weekly meal prep, be sure to allow the breakfast bowl to cool completely uncovered in your fridge before topping it with any garnishes.
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