Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Apples & Toasted Coconut

by | Updated: January 19th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

No one will argue that oats aren’t versatile. But they do, sometimes, get…old. Break out of a boring breakfast rut by filling your bowl with another wholesome grain that’s just as hearty and nutritious but a welcomed switch-up in texture and taste. Red quinoa – a protein powerhouse – becomes chewy and slightly sweet when simmered with chunks of fresh apple. Swirl in raw honey and sprinkle with coconut chips for a morning meal that could arguably pass as dessert.

Red Quinoa and Apple Breakfast Recipe

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Apples & Toasted Coconut

Serves 4


1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Pinch pink salt
1 Tbsp. raw honey
2 Tbsp. (per bowl) toasted coconut chips


  1. Measure quinoa and rinse well in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. In cooking pot, combine quinoa with 2 cups water. Add in chopped apple and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook quinoa and apples for about 15 minutes; drizzle mixture with honey.
  4. Serve warm (or cold) with toasted coconut chips on top.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and www.totalhealthcounseling.com. She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at totalhealthcounseling@gmail.com.