Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast

Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Toppings: diced or grated apple, chopped nuts, maple syrup


  1. If your quinoa does not come pre-washed, give it a good rinse in a mesh strainer before cooking. Add the quinoa, apple cider, and cinnamon to a pot and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, then let rest with the lid on for another 10 minutes.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, prep and gather your toppings. We like diced apple, chopped pecans, and just a little drizzle of maple syrup. You could also add raisins or dried cranberries, shredded coconut, or another chopped nut of your choice. The possibilities are endless!
  4. After the quinoa has rested, fluff with a fork and serve! Cooking the quinoa in the apple cider makes it quite sweet, so we only add the tiniest bit of maple syrup for flavor. You could try honey instead if you don't have any maple syrup on hand.

Recipe Notes

Can be easily doubled, tripled, or more!