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Hot Apple Raisin Quinoa Oatmeal
Mug full of Mmmmmmmm!
Jump start your morning
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets your body's expectations for what's to come in the day ahead. If you fill your tummy with empty calories, your body thinks it's in for a day of leisure and indulgence. I don't know about you, but that's not how I would describe my typical day. I need something that will give me the energy to run the obstacle course that's outside that front door. This power-packed pile of protein fits the bill. To top it off, it's warm and delicious! It will have you sailing through your day.
Be sure to see the photo illustrations below the recipe.
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup rolled oats, (not quick oats)
- 2 cups water, (plus more as needed during cooking)
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey, (optional)
- dash salt
- 1/2 cup apple juice, (frozen concentrate)
Put it all together
- Quinoa must be washed before cooking. Rinse in a pan of water and pour through a strainer lined with a wet coffee filter.
- Toast quinoa in a heavy pan. It will begin to pop and smell warm and toasty. Give it a stir and continue to toast for about a minute. Don't let it burn!
- Pour water and juice into pan and bring to a boil.
- Add all other ingredients to pan, reduce heat and simmer to desired consistency, about 8 -12 minutes. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed.
- This makes 2 very filling servings. You can easily multiply this recipe and make ahead to eat throughout the week.
Place wet filter in strainer
Strain the grain
Dump the dirt
Add more water as needed
|Serving size: 1 cup (Based on analysis from MyFitnessPal.com)|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 1 g|
|Carbohydrates 63 g||21%|
|Sugar 29 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 92 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|