Apple and Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa

August 21, 2012


It’s a weird name, but it makes a great breakfast.

Especially when it’s warm and hot and topped with peanut butter.

See where I’m going with this? The peanut butter gets all melty.

Then you top it with some apples and call it breakfast.

Are you with me?

Apple and Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa
makes 2 lucky people a great bowl of break-y

1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

3/4 cup light coconut milk (canned)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla

dash of salt

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 and apple, diced *

1 tablespoons pecans

In a small saucepan bring quinoa, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg vanilla, and salt to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer, cover the pot, and let it cook for 15 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the the quinoa very gently.

Divide the quinoa amongst the two bowls. Top with peanut butter, apples and pecans. Drizzle extra milk on top if you’d like. Then get out your spoon.

*I microwaved my apple chunks for a minute just to soften them

Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica August 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

omg PB + apples! Why have I never thought of this for breakfast before!?


2 Monet August 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

This bowl of quinoa looks perfect. And with fall apples just around the corner, I can’t wait to make this the first meal of my day. Thank you for sharing!


3 RavieNomNoms August 21, 2012 at 7:48 am

I just had peanut butter and an apple this AM for my breakfast too. I didn’t have quinoa to go with it, but it is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Looks like a very yummy breakfast my dear!


4 Lauren @ London + Grey August 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

Is it against the rules to have this tonight for dinner? 🙂


5 Steph August 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Not at all!


6 Emily @ Life on Food August 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

I am loving this end of summer almost fall breakfast. Just what I need when I long for cooler temperatures but don’t want to let summer go.


7 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’ve had candied walnuts and blueberries mixed into quinoa for breakfast before, but now I need to try this, yum!


8 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I have never had quinoa for breakfast before. But anything with melty peanut butter sounds good to me!


9 Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen August 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Luuurve quinoa for breakfast. This version sounds so good. I’m actually making one tomorrow morning with blueberries and peaches and hazelnuts and yum!


10 Steph August 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I want that!!


11 Hilary August 22, 2012 at 1:00 am

“makes 2 lucky people a great bowl of break-y”
Too cute! This made me laugh out loud


12 Steph August 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm



13 Choc Chip Uru August 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

2 people? Please as if I would share 😉

Choc Chip Uru


14 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I frequently have pb and apples for breakfast! I’m going to have to try this soon!


15 Chrissy August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

MMMM. Need this! I’m totally making this for breakfast this weekend! There are SO many options! 🙂


16 Katie @ OhShineOn August 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I have a recipe just like this on my blog that I posted back in the spring — too funny… Or is it? Quinoa and peanut butter may be the best combination, like.. Ever.


17 Anita at Hungry Couple September 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

Melty peanut butter sounds pretty good. 🙂


18 Mike September 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

We love quinoa, I think we might try this somethime.



19 daphne October 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

I really love apples and I think will love this recipe. Think of apples as little multivitamins. They contain a lot of what your body needs to stay healthy. The benefits are plentiful 😀


20 Leslie January 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

This looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make it this week!


21 Stephanie October 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

This is the first quinoa recipe I’ve ever made. It was so incredible. The combination of peanut butter and spices was so delicious. You made a quinoa lover out of me!


22 Wuela February 3, 2016 at 9:56 am

I highly recommend toasting the pecans while you’re waiting for the quinoa to cook!


23 Beth February 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

This is a perfect breakfast for me, I can’t wait to try it


24 Maria April 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

I made this for breakfast this morning and found that, since quinoa should be cooked until open (a little “tail” appears and the grains become tender), it took about 2 more tablespoons of liquid and 5 more minutes of cooking than the recipe calls for. It was indeed delicious, though; thanks!


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