This high-protein Apple Pie Overnight Quinoa & Chia Breakfast Pudding is the perfect on-the-go breakfast for work or school. Naturally gluten-free, vegan and packed with tons of flavor!
Being in-between seasons can be confusing for your body. Do we continue to eat a creamy, comforting bowl of oatmeal because it’s April or do we start with our cool and refreshing smoothie bowl? Decisions, decisions.
But with today’s new overnight quinoa recipe, I don’t think you’ll have to choose. We’ve got all the bases covered with this one. For starters, this Apple Pie Overnight Quinoa & Chia Breakfast Pudding is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Everything you need to stay full and energized all day long.
Then, we’ve got heartiness from it being a grain-based breakfast, but still that refreshing summer vibe because it’s served chilled.
And finally, the flavor. Apple pie is, of course, perfect for fall, but by adding the chunks of fresh (uncooked) apples on top, it makes the whole breakfast bright, juicy and again, refreshing!
We start with a base of quinoa, then add chia and hemp seeds for added protein, some cinnamon and nutmeg (<– duh) and top it off with some unsweetened almond milk.
It’s one of those breakfasts that tastes fancy but literally takes no more than 5 minutes to make.
Shall we give it a go?
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Recipe makes one serving
One cup/180g cooked quinoa
1 tablespoon hemp seeds (use blended seeds, I made the mistake to use whole ones and it wasn’t a good idea)
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup/240g almond milk + more if needed
1 small apple chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon peanut butter optional
1. In a wide mouth mason jar, add the quinoa, seeds, and spices. Top with almond milk and stir (or shake) to combine. Place in the fridge overnight.
2. When ready to serve, remove from fridge, stir in a bit more almond milk if needed and top with apples and peanut butter.
apples & peanut butter can also be stirred in before refrigerating.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 16g