Do you eat the same breakfast day after day? Try changing up your morning meal routine with an easy upgrade that offers a healthy dose of plant-based protein and vital nutrients. You’ll love how the delicate sweetness of the quinoa clusters balances the tangy yogurt and fresh fruit. And it takes just 10 minutes to prepare! Mix and match the ingredients so you’ll never get bored. Check out the Variations and Yoffie Wisdom for some fun suggestions.
Quinoa Clusters With Yogurt and Apples
Total: 00:05 Prep: 00:05 Cook: 00:10
3 tablespoons dried red quinoa
1 teaspoon honey
2 red or green apples, sliced
12 ounces plain yogurt (Icelandic if possible)
1. In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the quinoa. Stir occasionally until it starts to darken and pop, about 2 minutes.
2. Turn off the heat, add the honey, and stir to create clusters.
3. Line two small bowls with apple slices and add a large scoop of yogurt. Sprinkle quinoa clusters on top.
If your pan isn’t dry, it can prevent the quinoa from toasting. Also, stick around—if you leave your quinoa on the stove and walk away, it can quickly burn.
Often referred to as a grain, quinoa is actually a seed. Unlike real grains, like rice, quinoa is considered a complete protein. This is good news, especially for vegans and vegetarians. A nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, and energy-boosting ingredient, quinoa is a smart alternative that works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
For additional variations, elevate the flavor profile by adding cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or a touch of nutmeg to the quinoa and honey mixture. Swap the apples for seasonal fruit, and try coconut yogurt or sheep’s milk yogurt for a tasty change.