Easy And Healthy? Yes Please!

I admit freely that I can’t quite cook quinoa perfectly. I always, and I mean always either under cook or over cook. For some reason or another it is never meant to be. So when I stubbled onto this recipe from Pinterest, I thought to myself that this might just be the ticket. An easy breakfast, with a breakfast cake like quality. Sold! Sold! Sold! A nice option other than regular oatmeal (which I also love!).

Quinoa Apple Cinnamon Bake with Greek Yogurt

http://www.fitsugar.com/Apple-Cinnamon-Quinoa-Breakfast-Bake-32210316

I love the dollop of Greek yogurt that adds more protein and nutrition. A definite must try.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake

(slightly modified from original version on http://www.fitsugar.com)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 apples, peeled, diced
1/4 cup raisins
2 eggs
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (can substitute regular milk or soy…)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup almonds, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 7-by-11-inch baking dish (an 8-by-8 works too).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the uncooked quinoa with the spices. Pour into greased dish.
  3. Sprinkle the apple and raisins on top of the quinoa.
  4. In that same small bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the milk (of choice) and maple syrup.
  5. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
  6. Bake for one hour or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.
  7. Allow to cool, and then cover and refrigerate. In the morning, cut a square, microwave it on a plate, and enjoy alone or with a few dollops of Greek yogurt

Makes 6 Servings

 

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