Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa is a filling breakfast that will keep you full and fuel your morning. Quinoa makes a great alternative to oats in the morning because it has more protein than oats. This recipe serves one, but you can make a quadruple batch and enjoy it all week.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa by @jesselwellness

Health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries have a ton of health benefits but you have to be careful when buying them dried. Dried cranberries are often coated in unhealthy oils and lots of sugar. The only ingredient on your dried cranberries should be cranberries!

  • Cranberries are an antioxidant power house that contain phytonutrients that raise the antioxidant capacity in our bloodstream and reduce the risk of oxidative stress.
  • When you think cranberries you usually think UTIs. Most of the studies are conducted using a high concentration of cranberry extract. I can’t say that eating real whole food cranberries can reduce UTI symptoms, however, many believe that they do reduce the chance of getting a UTI.
  • Cranberries are high in fibre and low in sugar making them the perfect fruit for someone following a candida diet.

For the health benefits of quinoa, check out my Asian Quinoa Salad Recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa by @jesselwellness #applecinnamon

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe

Prep time: 2 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serving size: 1


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp almond butter


  1. Mix almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in a pot. Bring to a boil and add apple and quinoa. Reduce to a low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove apple cinnamon quinoa from heat and let sit for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
  2. Spoon into a bowl and top with cranberries, maple syrup, almonds, and almond butter.

PER SERVING: CALORIES: 854, FAT: 37 g, SAT. FAT: 3 g, CARBS: 110 g, FIBER: 19 g, SUGARS:  34 g, PROTEIN: 27 g, SODIUM: 111 mg, CHOLESTEROL: 0 mg

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