I have been a fan of quinoa ever since I discovered it and I am always looking for new ways to enjoy it. I recently came across the idea of using it in an apple and quinoa parfait with a crumble topping on Epicureean Mom that sounded so good that I had to try it! I have used quinoa in parfaits before so I knew that it worked well in them and that this apple crumble one would be a winner! This parfait layers vanilla yogurt with cinnamon spiced quinoa and a simple apple compote and it is topped with a rolled oat crumble! Not only is this parfait easy to make but it is also pretty healthy and makes for a great breakfast! If you have any leftovers, simply throw the components into separate containers and refrigerate them all except the crumble topping and the next day you can use them to throw another parfait together in a few minutes.
Of course everything apple tastes better with caramel sauce! Caramel covered apple crumble for breakfast! Now that is living!
Apple Crumble Quinoa Parfait
Apple pie parfaits with layers of apple compote, vanilla yogurt and quinoa that is topped off with a rolled oat crumble.
Servings: makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 1 cup water or apple cider
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- Bring the quinoa, water and cinnamon to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes and set aside.
- Mix the flour, rolled oats, sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and butter, spread in a single layer over a baking pan and bake in a preheated 350F oven until lightly golden brown, about 7-10 minutes and set aside.
- Bring the apples, water, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the apples are tender and the liquid is syrupy, about 7-10 minutes.
- Place 1/4 cup of yogurt into 4 large glasses and top with 1/4 cup quinoa and 1/4 cup of apple compote, repeat with a another set of layers an top off with a tablespoon of the crumble topping.
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