Organic Apple Quinoa Bake

Here at my house I have a bit of a obsession with making apple oat bakes. I always have organic gala apples and oats in the house! Those are staple food items in my home. My kids are obsessed with gala apples so that’s why I stick to buying that type. Apple bakes are great when you wanna put together something quickly. The beauty of a bake is that you throw it into the oven and you don’t have to fuss over it. I wanted another option that was even healthier so I decided to use quinoa flakes in my recipe. It’s also a wheat-free/gluten-free grain option! There are so many benefits to including quinoa to your diet! It’s packed with a protein, super low in calories, antioxidants, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and has anti inflammatory benefits as well. Here is the incredibly easy recipe for my organic apple quinoa bake …

ORGANIC APPLE QUINOA BAKE

Ingredients:

  • 2 large organic apples, chopped up and leave the skin on. Everyone needs more fiber in their diet!
  • 1 1/4 cup organic quinoa flakes
  • 1 heaping TBSP of cinnamon … another obsession of mine 🙂
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4-1/3 cup pure maple syrup (1/4 cup is what I use)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Notes:

* You will need a medium-sized baking dish*

*You can add more quinoa flakes to your bake if you desire. I don’t because I like to keep apples as the star of the show.

*Makes 4 servings*

Method:

  1. Add the quinoa and cinnamon into the baking dish, mix
  2. Chop up the apples and add them into the baking dish
  3. Pour the apple cider vinegar to the mixture and give it a good mix.
  4. Pour the coconut oil on the mixture and combine.
  5. Next add the maple syrup. Depending on how sweet you want your apple bake to be you can add between 1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup.
  6. Toss in the raw pumpkin seeds
  7. Even out in the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 F

Easy, Easy, Easy! Enjoy as a dessert or snack! You could even spoon this bake on top of coconut ice cream with a little drizzle of maple syrup and top with walnuts or pecans. YUM!

Simple Apple Quinoa Bake

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