Apple Raisin Peanut Butter Quinoa

I can’t believe I have waited this long to post this recipe!  It’s one of my very favorites and one I make often.  If only I could give credit to the person from whom I got the idea.  I saw it many years ago in a magazine (Vegetarian Times?) and it was the winner of a recipe contest.  That’s all I remember.  It has been so long and I have made it so many times that I don’t even have the original recipe anymore.  But here’s what you do:

Apple Raisin Peanut Butter Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or chopped dates)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, quinoa, raisins and salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover saucepan and simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. Stir in apple.
  4. Cover and cook for 3 more minutes.
  5. Stir in peanut butter.  Sometimes I add cinnamon too.  Serve warm.

Optional:  Serve with yogurt on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recommend the Wildwood Soy Yogurt.  It’s the only no-sugar added vegan yogurt I have seen and it’s awesome.  Tangy!  Plus you get 7 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein and 30% of your daily calcium per cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apples are awesome but if you’re not yet convinced just how wonderful they are, check out this article from Helen at Well-Being Secrets called 34 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Apples. 

 

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One Response to Apple Raisin Peanut Butter Quinoa

  1. That looks great! I love qunioa since it’s a complete protein…and it’s so fluffy and delicious!

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