This is practically apple pie, but packed with protein and served for breakfast. The apple-cinnamon flavor is a perfectly delicious way to start the day, and since it's loaded with almonds and quinoa, it's sure to keep you full all morning.
Eat it as is, or serve it with a scoop of creamy Greek yogurt for an extra smooth shot of flavor and protein. The best part is, all you have to do to make it is toss all the ingredients in your baking dish and put it in the oven. No muss no fuss!
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 apples, peeled, diced
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups vanilla soy milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 7-by-11-inch baking dish (an 8-by-8 works too). In a small bowl, mix the uncooked quinoa with the spices. Pour into greased dish.
Sprinkle the apple and raisins on top of the quinoa.
In that same small bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the soy milk and maple syrup.
Pour the egg-and-milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit.
Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
Bake for 1 hour or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.
Allow to cool, and then cover and refrigerate. In the morning, cut a square, microwave it on a plate, and enjoy alone or with a few dollops of Greek yogurt.