A high-protein breakfast helps you get the boost of energy you need to start your day off right. It also helps you feel satisfied and controls your appetite throughout the day on fewer calories. Try whipping up a batch of these scrumptious high-protein quinoa breakfast squares in advance, for the whole family to enjoy a nutritious and delicious breakfast in the morning.
2 cups uncooked white quinoa
3 apples, thinly sliced
½ cups chopped prunes or dates
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
4 cups low fat milk or non-dairy milk of choice (almond milk and coconut milk work well)
½ cup honey
½ cup chopped almonds or walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
Combine the quinoa with the spices, and spread the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
Distribute the sliced apple and prunes over top the quinoa mixture.
In a bowl, beat the eggs, and stir in the milk and honey. Pour this mixture into the baking pan, over top the apples and prunes. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over top.
Bake for 1 hour, than allow it to cool, cover and refrigerate. Cut it into the squares.