Apple-Coconut Quinoa Cereal


  • 1 1/2 cups 100% natural coconut water (canned)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 large Stemilt apple, divided
  • ground cinnamon (optional topping)
  • pure maple syrup (optional topping)
  • milk, almond milk or soy milk (optional topping)
  • toasted coconut flakes (optional topping)

Apple-Coconut Quinoa Cereal

  • Yield
    2 to 4 servings
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Healthful breakfast dish with apples.


Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and rinse/wash thoroughly; set sieve over bowl to fully drain.

Peel and finely dice 1/4 of apple; set aside. Quarter remaining apple and cut into thin slices, lengthwise; set aside.

Add peeled and diced apple, coconut water and quinoa to a saucepan and bring to a boil, covered. Reduce heat and let simmer on low, covered, for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, until coconut water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for another 2 to 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Divide among serving bowls and top, as preferred, with warmed milk, a drizzle of maple syrup, a light dusting of cinnamon, and a bit of toasted coconut flakes. Arrange several slices of fresh apple alongside each bowl. Serve immediately.

Note: nutritional information assumes 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 cups soy milk, 1 ounce coconut flakes.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 304.3, Fat Content: 6.8 g, Protein Content: 9.4 g, Carbohydrate Content: 53.4 g, Fiber Content: 3.8 g, Sugar Content: 19.8 g, Cholesterol Content: 0 mg, Potassium Content: 376.7 mg, Sodium Content: 83.2 mg.