Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

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Jo Published: January 9, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Brace the Monday rush with a bowl of breakfast quinoa mixed with sweet raisins, crunchy apple, and pecans. Best paired with warm milk to keep you energized!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1cupdry quinoa,rinsed well
  • cupswater
  • 1tspcinnamon,plus for sprinkling
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupunsweetened applesauce
  • ¼cupgolden raisins
  • 1cupfat-free milk,warmed, for drizzling, non-dairy milk is fine
  • 1Gala apple,peeled and diced
  • ¼cuppecans,chopped


  1. Combine quinoa, water, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes until quinoa can be fluffed with a fork.

  3. Divide cooked quinoa between four bowls then stir in apple sauce, raisins, and pour in warmed milk.

  4. Top with fresh cut apples and pecans and a dash of cinnamon.


  • Calories: 294.31kcal
  • Fat: 7.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.77g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.72g
  • Fiber: 5.65g
  • Sugar: 16.43g
  • Protein: 9.17g
  • Cholesterol: 1.24mg
  • Sodium: 40.19mg
  • Calcium: 168.87mg
  • Potassium: 511.95mg
  • Iron: 2.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 86.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.47mg
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