This deliciously healthy vegan quinoa breakfast bake has a wonderful sweet and tart flavor from the cherries, dates, ginger, and lemon (or orange) zest. It's gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, and great for meal prep.
Quinoa is a wonderful intact whole grain that's widely available in most grocery stores. This little nugget is versatile in its culinary applications and has several health benefits, including fiber, protein, and iron. Besides tasting yummy, cherries are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals—offering many health benefits. This recipe is a great way to add more plants to your routine if you don't already consume these foods.
What you need to make this cherry quinoa breakfast bake
- Cherries (frozen, pitted)
- Ginger root
- Lemon (or orange) zest
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground flaxseeds
- Unsweetened apple sauce
- Simple Homemade Date Syrup
How to prepare
Preheat your oven to 375 F (190 C).
In a large mixing bowl, add dry quinoa, simple homemade date syrup, ground cinnamon, ground ginger root, lemon (or orange) zest, ground flaxseeds, unsweetened apple sauce, and chopped walnuts. Give it a good stir to incorporate all these ingredients. Then, add water and cherries. Give it another stir.
Carefully pour the mixture into a 2.5 quart (2.3 liter) casserole dish.
Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil or an oven-safe lid and bake for 30 minutes at 375 F (190 C). Remove the foil or lid and carefully stir the mixture. It will still be wet but starting to cook. Put the casserole dish back into the oven uncovered and bake for an additional 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, turn off the oven and let the quinoa sit in the oven for another 10 minutes to finish setting.
Enjoy this cherry quinoa breakfast bake with a cup of herbal tea or a golden milk latte.
This breakfast bake keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. This dish is also freezer-friendly. Portion out servings and store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 4 months.
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