Breakfast Bake - Apple, Cinnamon and Quinoa

 Apple, Cinnamon and Quinoa Breakfast Bake - Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 apples, peeled, diced
1/4 cup raisins
2 eggs
2 cups soy milk (can substitute regular milk or almond milk). 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds ,1/3 cup walnuts, chopped, 1/3 cup almonds, chopped.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 7-by-11-inch baking dish (an 8-by-8 works too).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the uncooked quinoa with the spices. Pour into greased dish.
  3. Sprinkle the apple and raisins on top of the quinoa.
  4. In that same small bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the soy milk and maple syrup.
  5. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. Sprinkle the chopped nuts and seeds on top.
  6. Bake for one hour or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.  Don’t overcook.
  7. Allow to cool, and then cover and refrigerate. In the morning, cut a square, microwave it on a plate, and enjoy alone or with a few dollops of Greek yogurt and some mixed berries.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Adapted from a recipe in  popsugar.com.au

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