Quinoa and Apple Breakfast Cereal 2
- Total Time
uncooked quinoa1 cup(s), rinsed
canola oil1 tsp
regular butter1 Tbsp
fresh apple(s)2 medium, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
fat free skim milk¼ cup(s)
unpacked brown sugar3 Tbsp
ground cinnamon½ tsp, + additional for sprinkling
- Put quinoa in medium bowl with enough water to cover and soak 5 minutes; drain in fine-mesh sieve. Rinse under cold water and drain again.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter and cook until melted and sizzling. Add apples and cook, turning occasionally, until softened and beginning to caramelize, 5–10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, combine quinoa and the 2 cups water in medium saucepan and bring to boil over medium-high heat; boil 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and fluff quinoa with fork. Stir in remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter, the milk, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon until butter is melted; stir in apples. Spoon evenly into 6 bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.