This Breakfast Quinoa is the most delicious way to get in a serving of whole grains first thing in the morning. Quick and easy, it has just the right amount of sweetness, and the fresh berries and nuts will keep you energized for hours.
Breakfast Quinoa Recipe
This amazing quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect healthy breakfast idea. Loaded with sweetness from the fresh fruit and nutty flavor from the almonds, this recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover cooked quinoa. It’s far more satisfying than any sugary boxed breakfast cereal, as quinoa is a complete protein and will keep you full for hours.
The toppings are the best part, and there are plenty to choose from – coconut flakes, hemp seeds, peanut butter, almond butter, banana slices, a drizzle of maple syrup, brown sugar, and pumpkin seeds – just to name a few.
Quinoa may seem like an unconventional breakfast, but trust me, the fluffy texture and boost in energy will have you coming back for more!
Should You Soak Quinoa Before Cooking?
Soaking your quinoa before cooking is a good idea – if you can. Soaking helps to rinse the quinoa of saponin, a compound in its natural coating that makes it taste more bitter.
How to Make Breakfast Quinoa
Add milk, cinnamon, and preferred sweetener to a bowl and scoop in the cooked quinoa, almonds, and blueberries. Add any additional fruit you desire and enjoy cold or warm!
Not sure how to cook quinoa? Head over to this post and learn all about how to cook perfect quinoa, or simply follow package directions.
How to Serve
Once prepared, breakfast quinoa is best served immediately. You can enjoy it on its own or with a side of additional fruit, granola, a pastry, or a smoothie/juice.
Storage and Freezing
This quick and easy breakfast quinoa is best enjoyed right away. Leftover cooked quinoa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Delicious Quinoa Recipes:
- Fall Quinoa Salad
- Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa
- Beet, Avocado, & Quinoa Salad
- Nutty Superfood Oat Bars
- Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowls
If you try making this Breakfast Quinoa Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
- In a bowl, combine the milk, cinnamon, and sweetener of choice (I used honey). Gently scoop in one cup of cooked quinoa, and top with slivered almonds and blueberries (plus any additional fruit of choice). Enjoy warm or cold.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)