Peanut Butter & Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Here’s everyone’s favourite snack, but in breakfast form.

If you enjoy an apple and peanut butter when your stomach rumbles around 3 p.m. you’re definitely not alone. I’m right there with you. Sometimes I switch it up with almond or sunflower seed butter but PB is my forever love and it’s probably yours, too.

So here’s my Peanut Butter & Apple Breakfast Quinoa — a sweet, healthy way to start your day.


Just cook quinoa the normal way — 1 cup grains to 1 and 1/2 cups water — but add a drop of vanilla for sweetness and a tablespoon of your favorite brand of peanut butter. Then serve with chopped apple. And an extra dollop of peanut butter, if you want — which you probably do if you’re anything like me. The more peanut butter, the better, right?


You will still find me curling up with a bowl of oatmeal a few times a week in the summer months, because, well, oatmeal is the best and I don’t care if it’s hot outside, I still crave it. But quinoa definitely feels a lot lighter and more summery. So enjoying some warm quinoa for breakfast is a nice change.

Of course, you could definitely make the same recipe but sub oats instead. You could even make the recipe with millet or another gluten-free grain if you want.


Peanut Butter & Apple Breakfast Quinoa
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Want a change from oatmeal? My Peanut Butter & Apple Breakfast Quinoa is sweet and fruity and just perfect for an early summer breakfast.
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 and ½ cups water
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (plus more to serve)
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  1. Cook the quinoa with the water and stir in the peanut butter.
  2. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Serve with the chopped apple plus another tbsp of peanut butter. Top with anything else you want -- this would also be good with blueberries or banana slices.

Aya Tsintziras is a food blogger at She posts gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly sugar-free recipes, lifestyle and pop culture stories on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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