Similar to the breakfast casserole recipe presented above, sometimes you just want to start your mornings a little differently. The best part of this breakfast bake recipe is that you can make it in advance, like the night before, so that on busy mornings all you need to do is cut off a square and re-heat it in the microwave for a quick and satisfying breakfast that will keep you feeling full until lunch.
Recipes like these are the very definition of “comfort food,” and when is there a better time to be comforted than when you have to head off to another long day at the office, or when your kids are grumbling about heading off to school? It might actually give everyone something to look forward to when they know they have this delish dish waiting for them in the morning.
This recipe is also perfect for those cold winter mornings when the thought of a cold bowl of cereal (with nondairy milk) gives you the chills. After all, dinner doesn’t have to be the only meal that “sticks to the ribs.”
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
● 1 cup uncooked quinoa
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a 7x11” baking dish (an 8x8” will work, too).
3. In a small bowl, mix the quinoa with the spices. Pour into a greased dish.
4. Sprinkle the apple and raisins on top of the quinoa.
5. In the same bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the soy milk and maple syrup.
6. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top.
7. Bake for one hour, or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.
8. Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate. Once cooled, cut a square (you can choose to microwave it), and enjoy alone or with a side of Greek yogurt.