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Apple Fritter Quinoa “Oatmeal”

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Hey everyone, for the past week I have been gathering all of my recipes together, making them, and taking photos to share with you. I hope you enjoy them. This recipe was inspired by one of my ultimate favorite things DONUTS!!! I love everything about them especially the dun dun dun Apple Fritter but unfortunately they do not love me back and they are an unhealthy choice, I have weight loss goals that I want to meet, these are an absolute trigger food for me and one is not enough.
The other morning I was feeling a little down and that darn Apple Fritter was the first thing I thought of with a nice cup of coffee mmm. So I came up with a healthier option. This recipe is very satisfying and can be used with any nutrition plan that you choose.

This recipe is four servings, very simple and with only a few ingredients, even better! I find when I prep my meals in advance it helps me stay on track.

4 Apples of your choice cubed
1 TBS of Coconut Oil
4 tsp Coconut Sugar
Pumpkin or Apple Pie Spice
1 1/2 Cups Quinoa
Water
Homemade Almond Milk optional

*First get your quinoa started according to the package instructions, I cook mine just like I would rice.

*Cut, Core and Cube your favorite type of apples. Mine are Organic Fuji or Gala. I left the skin on mine but you are more than welcome to peel it off.

*In a small skillet heat 1 TBS of coconut oil or the oil of your choice. The coconut oil gives you a nice buttery taste and is a much healthier fat option than butter.

*Place the apples in the skillet. I cooked the apples until they were a bit browned, kinda like a fried apple YUM!!!

*Then I add the coconut sugar and the spices, and I like a lot of spice, you can add the spices to your liking. Also the coconut sugar makes a nice little syrup that also can be drizzled over the top of your bowl.

*When the quinoa was done I made 4 one cup portions so I could have it for a quick easy breakfast on the go. Then I portioned the apple the same way it ends up being about a half an apple on each portion.

*I also added a little Homemade Almond Milk about 2 TBS for a little creamy texture. I will blog about this later.

This really was SO delicious, not an Apple Fritter but it did the job and was equally as good. Full of healthy plant based protein to keep me satisfied and energized for a few hours vs. eating a donut and being hungry again in 20 minutes or even possibly going into a whirlwind of eating what ever is in sight and then feeling bad about my food choice…. I am happy I made this!!!

Thanks for stopping by everyone

HAPPY EAtING!!!!

Trailmix Protein Bites

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Trailmix Protein Bites

Yummy Trailmix Bites full of ingredients that are good for you. I got the recipe from Eat. Live. Run. a wonderful blog with lots of really great ideas… Get the recipe here

http://www.eatliverun.com/chocolate-chip-quinoa-trail-mix-balls/

In addition to the recipe I also added Chia seeds and Pumpkin Seeds

I am having some right now with a little coffee, the perfect little snack before my run! ENJOY!!

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