Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Quinoa

Gluten Free/Grain Free/Vegan

This is a healthy, delicious, grain free substitute to oatmeal. I promise, I'm asked all the time if my Prince eats the dishes I post and my answer is the same, everything I cook is tested by our Prince. This is a dish that he really enjoys.

I think this will be a perfect way to start our morning tomorrow!

What you need:
For Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah):
½ cup water
¼ almond milk, unsweetened, original
½ cup quinoa
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
For Apples:
2 apples, organic, peeled, cored and chopped 
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbls honey, raw, unfiltered…(vegan: use vegan substitute)
2 tsp coconut oil, organic, unrefined
¼ walnuts, chopped

What you do:
For Quinoa:
Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan/pot.
Heat covered, on medium heat, until initial boil.
At the beginning of a boil, immediately turn to low and cook for 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.
Set aside for 4 to 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

For Apples:
Heat coconut oil in small sauce pan/pot.
Mix apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey in a bowl.
Add to melted oil and frequently stir until apples are beginning to soften and prior to honey becoming overly sticky.
Remove from heat.

In a mixing bowl add fluffed quinoa, cooked cinnamon apples and walnuts. Mix well.

This recipe makes about 2 cups, recipe can easily be doubled.

Enjoy and report back!!


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