Get ready for awesomeness, because this easy recipe for breakfast is a winner without the chicken dinner! If you saw our post about quinoa vs brown rice, you know that quinoa packs a nutritional punch with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Now, combine that with heart-healthy oats, some good fruit, nuts and cinnamon, and you have a recipe that will boost your morning like rocket fuel.
- 1/4 cup red quinoa
- 1/4 cup steel-cut oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for serving
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1/2 apple, shredded
The night before, combine the oats and quinoa in a bowl or saucepan with 1 cup of boiling water and let sit overnight.
In the morning, bring oats and quinoa to a boil. Stir in almond milk, salt, and cinnamon and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until quinoa grains are tender, 8–10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Toast walnuts on a small rimmed baking sheet, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and slightly darkened in color, about 4 minutes.
Let cool slightly. On top, spread the nuts, apple, and a little more cinnamon if you’re feeling frisky. Flavor galore and nutritious to boot!