Healthy Apple Cinnamon Walnut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe - Vegan Family Recipes

Apple Walnut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Healthy quinoa for breakfast with fresh & cooked apples, cinnamon, and apples. A perfect alternative to oatmeal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 216 kcal
Author Vanessa @


  • 1/2 of a cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 Apple of choice cored and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups of Water
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 of a cup Walnut Halves optional
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Cacao Nibs optional


  1. Rinse quinoa with hot water to remove any dirt and bitter taste.
  2. Dice an apple of choice.
  3. In a small saucepan add quinoa, 1/2 of a cup of the diced apples, and water. Bring to boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nearly all the water has been absorbed. Remove saucepan from heat.
  4. Stir maple syrup and cinnamon into the cooked quinoa.
  5. Divide quinoa between two bowls and top with remaining fresh diced apples, walnuts, and cacao nibs.
  6. Enjoy hot.

Recipe Notes

1) For a creamier quinoa use 1 cup water and 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk instead of the 2 1/4 cups of water. You can use other plant based milks as well. Coconut milk will give you the creamiest consistency. 2.) If you don't like the chunkiness of quinoa then add the cooked quinoa (before adding the maple syrup and cinnamon) to a mixer or food processor and blend until the consistency is reached that you prefer. I find that toddlers and babies like it better when the quinoa is pureed.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Walnut Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 of the recipe)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.6g4%
Carbohydrates 43.5g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.