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
- 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
- In a medium saucepan, bring water, quinoa, raisins and salt to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover saucepan and simmer for 12 minutes.
- Stir in apple.
- Cover and cook for 3 more minutes.
- 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.