Good Morning Y’all!
It has been a sweet minute since I’ve posted a new recipe! I’ve been so busy with studying for my final exam so I can graduate! But this morning I had time to make a new recipe! I have wanted to continue trying new vegan recipes for a while now but if I’m being honest, I’m slightly scared that it will be flavorless and just not that good. You know kinda like trying to swallow sand….yuck!
So back to this mornings recipe. I searched Pinterest, my trusty side kick for finding vegan foods recipes! On loveandzest.com there was a link to her Apple Pie Quinoa Breakfast! As I read the description I thought wow! This sounds delightful and of course the added protein will be quite nice as well! One small scentence really got my attention though…healthy oatmeal! My heart sank a little. I have never liked oatmeal! Like I avoid it like it has mold in it. Which is probably not the best but oh well.
So as I was eating it, I forgot to add the maple syrup and it tasted a little earthy even though I had put the correct amount of spice and vanilla extract it just didn’t taste flavorful. Then about 4 bites in I remembered the maple syrup. After I added just a tablespoon, oh my lanta! So delightful!!!! So much more flavor and for someone who doesn’t like quinoa or oatmeal, that made it bearable.
But I really wanted to make this because my hubs really likes oatmeal and let’s be honest I can only make fruit bowls and vegan pancakes so many times a week. We needed a new recipe.
For the full recipe and original recipe please go to the link mentioned above. Otherwise, I will also post below.
1 cup of quinoa rinsed
2 cups of vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup of apple sauce
Bring all that to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. About 15-30 minutes depending on your stove temps. Mine took about 30 minutes. I have an old house. 🤷🏼♀️
Then you’ll need:
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice
Pinch of salt
Add these in after all the liquid has been absorbed by the quinoa. Then shred two small apples and don’t do this immediately as your apples will brown. Or you can add lemon juice and it will slow the browning process. Once your apples are shredded, place a spoonful or two in a bowl, top with a tablespoon of maple syrup and apple shreds. Maple syrup is totally optional, I suggest it 100% if you are new to the vegan lifestyle and still adjusting.
For a woman who hasn’t ever enjoyed oatmeal anything! This recipe is worth it and quite delicious!
From my kitchen to yours! Happy Cooking!