Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Your traditional morning baked oatmeal just took a twist. For those of you who love oatmeal, but are looking for a gluten-free alternative, try this apple quinoa breakfast bake. Quinoa is very high in fiber. In fact, it contains more fiber than most grains.

Not only is it high in fiber, but quinoa is also known to be a complete source of protein. It also provides you with more antioxidants and minerals than any other common grain.

Give this recipe a go next time you’re looking for a hearty, nutritious breakfast.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

apple quinoa bake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 apples, cored and diced – choose your favorite variety (peeling is optional)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups vanilla milk substitute of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/3 cup almonds, chopped

Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-by-8 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, mix the uncooked quinoa with the spices. Pour into greased dish.
3. Sprinkle the apple and raisins on top of the quinoa.
4. In that same small bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the milk and maple syrup.
5. Pour the egg-and-milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
6. Bake for 1 hour or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.
7. Allow to cool, and then cover and refrigerate. In the morning, cut a square, microwave it on a plate, and enjoy alone or with a few dollops of Greek yogurt. Enjoy!


Nutrition Info per Serving (1 serving = 2" x 2" piece):
1 serving
Calories 129.5
Total Fat 4.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 31.0 mg
Sodium 40.9 mg
Potassium 114.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 8.4 g
Protein 4.2 g
Vitamin A 2.9 %
Vitamin B-12 1.3 %
Vitamin B-6 2.0 %
Vitamin C 2.1 %
Vitamin D 5.8 %
Vitamin E 13.8 %
Calcium 10.2 %
Copper 3.7 %
Folate 1.5 %
Iron 10.2 %
Magnesium 4.0 %
Manganese 9.6 %
Niacin 1.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.3 %
Phosphorus 4.4 %
Riboflavin 4.5 %
Selenium 0.4 %
Thiamin 0.9 %
Zinc 1.8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. I appreciate that you are giving healthy recipes….BUT you really NEED to give the nutrition counts, for diabetics and everyone to be able to figure out their portions and to control their diet. If I don’t know how many calories, sodium, and especially CARBS how do I know how much insulin I need to take?

    1. Hi Janet,
      Thank you for reading this blog and your comment. My goal is to add all the nutritional information to each recipe. I am obviously behind, but I have added the nutritional analysis to this recipe for you to view now. I hope that helps. Good luck and continued success with keeping your blood sugars under control.

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