Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

by Monique

This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a simple, hearty plant-based breakfast or snack. Made with 6 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened this easy breakfast is sure to be a hit!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl topped with coconut, berries, sliced almonds drizzled with almond butter. in a coconut bowl with berries and another bowl in the background

Quinoa for breakfast? It might sound strange but once you taste this Quinoa Breakfast Bowl you will quickly change your mind! It’s a simple, yet satisfying and hearty breakfast that will keep you full and is packed with nutrients. 

I certainly did not grow up eating a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl every morning. In fact I never had quinoa until my mid twenties. Once I discovered it I fell in love. It’s fluffy texture and nutty flavor is honestly to die for. 

Quinoa is a very nutrient dense grain that is also gluten-free, high in protein, fiber and iron. You can use it as a rice replacement in a savory dish or sweeten it up for breakfast. It really is a very versatile grain!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with berries on top and almond butter drizzle with berries and spoons next to the bowls.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Quinoa – White Quinoa works best for this recipe. 
  • Almond Milk – Any plant milk will do just reach for the unsweetened unflavored kind to ensure you can control the sugars.
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg – These add that classic breakfast flavor! 
  • Vanilla – I always try to buy the good stuff and splurge a little on vanilla. It should smell amazing not like alcohol. 
  • Maple Syrup – The pure kind not the breakfast syrup.
  • Toppings – Whatever toppings you fancy will work. I love mine with fruit, a nut butter of some sort, coconut and sliced almonds. This combo is pure bliss!  

Other Nutritious Breakfast Options:

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl topped with coconut, berries, sliced almonds drizzled with almond butter. in a coconut bowl with berries and another bowl in the background

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a simple, hearty plant-based breakfast or snack. Made with 6 simple ingredients and naturally sweetened this easy breakfast is sure to be a hit!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • dash of cinnamon
  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • sliced almonds
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • almond butter

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized saucepan add your quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and maple syrup.
  • Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Bring to a bowl over medium high-heat.
  • Once boiling immediately turn to low and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Take off heat and allow to set for an additional 5 minutes.
  • I like to top mine with a dash of cinnamon, fresh berries, coconut, almonds, and a drizzle of almond butter.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can prep the quinoa and top your bowl in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast. Just make sure to store your prepared quinoa in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 166mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gCalcium: 190mgIron: 2mg
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