It’s been unusually cold here in Austin, Texas lately. Generally speaking, we don’t get the first ‘cooler’ bits of weather until Halloween. But, this year we’ve already been in the 40’s - which is completely fine with me. I love Fall weather and I am always more than thrilled to get anything below 80 in October. It means that I get to use my oven and stove again without regret!
With it being cooler, overcast, and raining off and on, I thought it was high time for a nice warm hearty breakfast. And that’s exactly what this Fall power bowl is all about! I loaded this breakfast bowl up with plenty of good stuff. Quinoa, fruit, nuts, seeds, and just a touch of cinnamon to add further to the warmth of the flavors.
If you like Fall, and the flavors of Fall as much as I do, then you are going to love this breakfast ‘cereal’. While this power bowl is lacking on guilt, it’s full of texture and warm flavors.
This is a breakfast that can be easily made ahead to have on hand for a few days worth of breaking-the-fast. Which for me, is always one of the hardest meals of the day to eat right. Let’s face it, mornings are chaos incarnate and it’s usually so much easier to just grab something easy and not as healthy to tide us over. That’s why I like to have my breakfast prepared and ready to go so that I’m not tempted to skip out or indulge!
My favorite way to enjoy this is with some vanilla almond or pea milk and a drizzle of local honey on top. If you want a boost of honey flavor, try adding a sprinkle of bee pollen on top too!
TheSkinnyFork.com This Fall Breakfast Quinoa Bowl is easy to make, hearty, and perfect to enjoy on a cool Fall or Winter morning to power you through your day! Prep Time: 5 Minutes • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup • Calories: 302 • Fat: 11 g • Saturated Fat: 1 g • Carb: 48 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 10 g • Sodium: 4 mg
• 1 C. Uncooked Dry Quinoa
• 2 C. Water
• 1/8 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
• 1 Pear, Half Chopped & Half Sliced
• 1 Apple, Half Chopped & Half Sliced
• 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar/Stevia Blend
• 1/4 C. Pecans
• 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
• 2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Seeds
• 1 Tbsp. Hemp Hearts
Clean/rinse the quinoa is the package indicates that you need to do so.
Place the 1 C. quinoa and 2 C. water into a medium pot and bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add in the 1/8 Tsp. cinnamon, and chopped half of the pear and apple.
Continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the quinoa is done.
Remove from the heat and add in the 1 Tbsp. brown sugar and stir to combine.
Divide the quinoa evenly among bowls and top with equal amounts of the 1/4 C. pecans, 2 Tbsp. chia seeds, 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, 1 Tbsp. hemp hearts, and the remaining slices of pear and apple.
Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container as a meal prep. option for breakfast!
Nutritional Claims: Balanced • High Fiber • Low Sodium • Vegan • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Dairy Free • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Milk Free • Peanut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free •Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Oil Added • Kosher