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.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 and ½ cups water
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (plus more to serve)
- 1 small apple, chopped
- Cook the quinoa with the water and stir in the peanut butter.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- 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.