Servings: Approx. 8-10; Total Time: 20-minutes
Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD with CFW
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or cooking oil of choice)
- 1 medium apple, diced into ½-inch cubes Ground cinnamon, to taste
- 6 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 4 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup honey (optional)
- Ground nutmeg, to taste
- Ground cardamom, to taste (optional)
Optional Toppings & Mix-ins:
- 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
- ½ cup fruit of choice, fresh or frozen* (banana, mixed berries, pear, peach, etc.)
- ¼ cup low-sugar granola
- ¼ cup unsweetened dried fruit
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Heat a large stock pot over high heat. Add oil and diced apples. Season apples with cinnamon to taste. Gently shake the pot or use a spoon to stir until apples are evenly coated in oil and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium, and let cook for about 3 minutes, or until apples are softened and juicy.
- Add milk and bring to a low boil. Then, add oats, quinoa, chia seeds, hemp seeds, Greek yogurt, and nut butter (optional).
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Continuously stir ingredients while adding remaining ingredients - honey, nutmeg and cardamom. Add additional cinnamon, if desired.
- Reduce heat to a low simmer. Continue to stir occasionally and allow to cook uncovered for about 10 minutes.
- Once oats and quinoa are cooked through, add in fruit of choice (optional). *If using frozen fruit, allow additional time to thaw and warm thoroughly.
- Remove pot from heat and serve warm with optional toppings or additional seasonings. Allow leftovers to cool completely before stirring in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
Meal Prep Tip: Divide evenly into individual, microwave-safe containers for a quick, pre-portioned breakfast throughout the week.
What makes this the ultimate breakfast?
It's satisfying, delicious, and gives you a variety of nutrients to start the day off right. I Simply make a big pot on the weekend and set yourself up for success for the week."