Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Make these sweet Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, fresh apples, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter and dried fruit.

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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt (optional)


Cinnamon-y Whole Grain Goodness

Switch up your morning oatmeal for this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls. Made to fuel you up and help you get your mornings off on the right foot, this quinoa bowl is bound to keep you coming back for more — especially in the winter months.

This breakfast bowl is quick to make and delicious thanks to our Success® Tri-Color Quinoa. Like all of our Boil-in-Bag grains, this fast and easy-to-use product cooks up on the stovetop in just 10 minutes and in the microwave in 15. Morning, noon or night, it’s easy to make and cooks up fast.

Atop this base of tasty quinoa, we add a mix of cinnamon-scented, slow-simmered apples and dried cranberries. To make this savory and sweet topping, start with a bit of butter. Then, in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, add in cranberries, brown sugar, maple syrup and a bit of cinnamon.

The addition of walnuts gives added crunch to the fluffy, nutty grains. Aside from that, we recommend you add a healthy serving of vanilla yogurt for a fresh addition to this delicious masterpiece.

Peachy Keen

Not a fan of dried cranberries? Swap them out for fresh peaches and this tasty breakfast bowl will remind you of a warm peach cobbler.

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  • Make these Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowls and you’ll never go back to plain oats. With fresh apple, a dash of cinnamon, maple syrup and our Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, this recipe is a great morning pick-me-up!

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions, using apple juice in place of one cup of water.

    Step 2

  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add apples, dried cranberries, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are just tender, about 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in nuts, if using. Serve quinoa topped with apple mixture and yogurt, if using.