Recipe: Baked Apple (is this dessert?!) Quinoa Breakfast

Baked Apple (is this dessert?!) Quinoa Breakfast

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Here’s what you’ll need:

4 medium apples (I love honeycrisp apples so that’s what I used, but any baking apple will also work.)
½ cup cooked quinoa (Either use the left overs from the night before as I did, or cook in your rice cooker as I do or cook using the directions on your quinoa package.) Baked apple on plate.
¼ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. peanut butter (I used natural creamy.)
½ cup hot water
Small baking dish (I used a glass 8x8x2in. dish)
Maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Core apples, making sure not to puncture the bottom of the apple. You can use a melon baller like I did, an apple corer, grapefruit spoon, or paring knife.
  2. Place in baking dish and pour the hot water into the bottom of the dish. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. While apples are baking, make your filling. In a small bowl combine quinoa, cinnamon, brown sugar, and peanut butter. Set aside.
  4. When the 20 minutes is up, pull out the baking dish and set on stovetop to spoon your filling into the cored center of apples. Press down lightly with your spoon to get as much of the filling into each apple center as you can. Pour just a dab of maple syrup directly on top of each apple’s filling.
  5. Leave uncovered and cook an additional 20-30 minutes until apples are soft. (I cooked mine about 25 minutes). The skin will become wrinkled and you should be able to poke the apple with a fork or knife easily.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy immediately!

Because I’m such a peanut butter fan, I drizzled just a little on top of each apple half before eating.

See entire post with recipe here.

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