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Apple and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Apple and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Break out of the morning oatmeal rut with this flavorful Apple and Coconut Breastfast Quinoa made with health-promoting collagen peptides.  Using fresh seasonal apples, coconut milk. coconut flakes, and warm spices, it’s a healthy balanced meal that will feel like dessert for breakfast.  Quinoa is packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals.  By adding collagen peptides, you get a more complex, balanced protein that will keep you full longer.

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Apple and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Category: Plant Based Diet, Recipes

Apple and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa


  • ½ c. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. coconut milk (or milk of choice), plus extra for serving
  • 2 T. virgin coconut oil
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • optional to garnish:
  • more chopped apple or sliced almonds


  1. Place the coconut flakes in a medium saucepan and place over low heat.
  2. Cook the coconut flakes until browned, stirring them frequently to prevent burning (they can burn quickly).
  3. Remove about half the coconut flakes and set aside for garnishing later.
  4. Turn the heat to medium and add the quinoa, chopped apple, water, and coconut milk to
  5. the remaining toasted coconut flakes.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover.
  8. Cook for 15-20 minutes covered, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.
  9. Turn the heat off and leave covered 5 minutes to rest.
  10. Remove the lid and add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sea salt, and Collagen Peptides.
  11. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients.
  12. Portion into bowls and garnish with coconut flakes, coconut milk, chopped apple, or sliced apples, as desired.

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  1. Jenny Bhatia on August 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

    So far, I haven’t found a recipe that makes me a fan of quinoa, however, this looks delicious. Coconut is a favorite in this house. I will give it a try.

    • Shellie Lynn on August 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      I hear ya! Quinoa takes some getting used to 🙂

  2. Sarah on August 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    I’m not much of a breakfast person, but this looks like something I would enjoy for lunch. I love apples and coconut so this is right up my alley. Definitely going to have to give this one a try.

    • Shellie Lynn on August 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      You can eat this ANY time of the day 🙂

  3. Jordan | Mindful Mama Health on August 21, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Apples and peanut butter are two of my favorite foods! I cannot wait to try this out this fall! I pinned for later!

    • Shellie Lynn on August 23, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Enjoy ?

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