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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Quinoa Breakfast BowlCooked quinoa makes a great breakfast cereal. It can be eaten hot or cold, and tastes delicious with toppings from wholesome (fruit and spice) to indulgent (chocolate and coconut).

Lately, I’ve been eating this simple quinoa breakfast bowl topped with apples, almonds, maple syrup and cinnamon. I prefer to eat the quinoa bowl cold, doused with homemade almond milk.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (hot or cold)
1/2 a small apple, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup almond milk (I use homemade)

Spoon cooked quinoa into a bowl. Top with apple chunks, almonds, maple syrup and cinnamon. Add almond milk and enjoy.

Makes 1 breakfast bowl

Tip: Love toppings? Try adding a sprinkling of toasted coconut flakes and hemp or chia seeds.

Apple Quinoa Bowl
More quinoa breakfast bowl recipes:
Sprouted Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Almost Instant Breakfast Quinoa from Eating Clean Recipes

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Beet and Apple Salad Recipe

Beet and Apple Salad
The combination of sweet roasted beets and crunchy, sweet-tart apples makes a great salad. The only real effort required to make this salad is roasting fresh beets. I’m in the peel after roasting camp, which actually makes roasting beets pretty easy (but still a bit messy). My method for roasting beets is similar to this how-to from the kitchn. Once your beets are roasted and peeled, it’s salad time.

Beet and Apple Salad Recipe
3 cups fresh arugula leaves
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted beets
1 small apple, cut into bite-size chunks
2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl combine arugula, roasted beets, apple chunks and hazelnuts. Drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Makes 1 BIG salad

Tip: The recipe makes one meal-sized salad. The ingredient amounts can easily be doubled or tripled to serve as a starter or side salad at the holidays. Go on, share!

Beet Salad with Apple

Bourbon Cider Cocktail Recipe

Bourbon Hard Cider Cocktail
Fall feels like the perfect time to indulge in hard apple cider. Although it’s delicious right out of the bottle, I like using hard cider as a cocktail mixer. Lately I’ve been making this hard cider cocktail spiked with bourbon whiskey. A dash of bitters and a touch of maple syrup tie it all together.

Bourbon Cider Cocktail Recipe
1 ounce bourbon whiskey such as Jim Beam or Maker’s Mark
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Dash Angostura bitters
4 ounces hard apple cider such as The Saint from Crispin
Fresh apple slice

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Add bourbon, maple syrup and bitters. Top with hard apple cider; stir gently. Garnish with a fresh apple slice.

Makes 1 cocktail

Tip: The style and flavor of hard cider varies. Use your favorite hard cider to make the drink; taste and add more maple syrup, if needed.

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe

Vegan Apple Crisp
Even if you’re eating gluten free or vegan, you still deserve dessert. In fact, you need it! Time to bring on the apple crisp. This easy vegan apple crisp starts with a mix of baking apples and is topped with oats, almond flour, brown sugar, coconut oil and spices. It’s exactly what a homestyle fruit crisp should be.

Now is the best time to bake with apples because the fresh crop is at farmers markets now. I used a mix of Prairie Spy and Haralson Minnesota grown apples, but you can use your favorite local apples.

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Apple Crisp Recipe
Apple Filling:
4 cups sliced peeled firm cooking apples
(I used Prairie Spy and Haralson)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Oatmeal Crisp Topping:
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free, if needed)
1/4 cup almond flour (almond meal)
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons tapioca flour (tapioca starch)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

For apple filling, in a large bowl combine apples, granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; stir to coat. Place apple mixture in a 9-inch round pie pan.

For topping, in a medium bowl combine oats, almond flour, brown sugar, tapioca flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and salt. Add melted coconut oil and water; stir until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over apples.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until apples are tender and topping is deeply browned. Serve warm or cooled.

Makes 4 servings

Tip: To make gluten free apple crisp, be sure to use gluten free oats. Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.

Vegan Oatmeal Apple Crisp