Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Parfait

I love making this recipe on the weekend! The leftovers make a great recess/coffee break (pictured below) or layer it twice for a protein-filled breakfast on the run during those busy back to school/work weeks.

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Serves: 2          Prep Time: 20 minutes          Ready In: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water (or apple juice)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 6 chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • water
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt


Quinoa Layer

  1. Bring water to a boil (I like to use half water, half apple juice)
  2. Add quinoa, reduce heat to simmer and cover
  3. Let cook for 15 minutes until water is absorbed
  4. Add cinnamon and stir

Oat Topping

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree
  2. Melt coconut oil in a small measuring cup
  3. Add oats, walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar. Stir to combine
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake on middle rack for 10 minutes until golden brown

Apple Compote

  1. Combine apple, cinnamon, vanilla, honey in a small sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, adding water if required
  3. Cook until apples soften, approximately 15 minutes


  1. Start with yogurt, then add quinoa, apple compote and top with oat crumble
  2. Enjoy with a drizzle of honey, some raisins or on its own!




About Carol Marie

Student of Life. Elementary Teacher. Food lover. Avid Outdoors Woman. Proud Newfie. Animal Lover. Yogi. Musician. View all posts by Carol Marie

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