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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Berries

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

If you need to change up your breakfast routine and want something healthy, then a quinoa breakfast bowl is for you.

Cooked quinoa makes a great stand-in for cereal or oats. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and good carbohydrates to give you the energy to get through your morning.

A batch of plain cooked quinoa keeps for about 5 days in the refrigerator, so whip up a batch on Sunday to have quick breakfasts all week long.

Why Quinoa for Breakfast?

A seed that cooks like a grain, quinoa is one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen.

Quinoa makes a great substitute for cooked rice or grains in just about any savory dish, but you might not know that it’s great in sweet preparations, too. This quinoa breakfast bowl makes a great, simple, healthy breakfast when you’re trying to avoid grains and/or boost your protein intake in the morning.

If your quinoa is already cooked, this breakfast comes together as fast as pouring a bowl of cereal.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Ingredients

I like to keep my quinoa breakfast bowls pretty simple with ingredients I can just grab out of the refrigerator.

Cooked Quinoa:

Learn how to cook perfectly fluffy quinoa over on this post (there’s a video that shows you the trick, too!).

Plant-Based Milk:

I prefer unsweetened almond milk here. Use whatever milk works for you—I suggest always using unsweetened plant-based milk to keep the sugar content low.

Berries or Other Fruit:

This is where you can make it your own! I love it with berries and a little finely chopped apple. Use any in-season fruit that’s a good price. Frozen berries also work great, too.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Natural Sweetness & Flavor:

A drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon make this berry quinoa breakfast bowl a winner every time. I prefer raw honey or maple syrup, or choose a natural sweetener that you like best (read about the top 5 best natural sweeteners here).

Optional: Nuts or Seeds

Add a few teaspoons of chopped nuts or seeds to add even more fiber and healthy fat to your quinoa breakfast bowl. I like to add a teaspoon of hemp seeds on top of mine.

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Berries

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A seed that cooks like a grain, cooked quinoa is one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen. It makes a great substitute for cooked rice or grains in just about any savory dish, but you might not know that it’s great in sweet preparations, too. This breakfast bowl makes a great, simple, healthy breakfast when you’re trying to avoid grains and/or boost your protein intake in the morning. This recipe comes together in seconds if your quinoa is already cooked. Allot 20 minutes to cook the quinoa if needed.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Nondairy milk of your choice, such as almond milk, oat milk, or cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup berries
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds (or a combo of all 3)
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup, optional

Instructions

Place the quinoa in a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon, then top with non-dairy milk. Add the berries, sprinkle the seeds over, and top with honey or real maple syrup, if desired.


Notes

Tip: cook a batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week for easy breakfast bowls. Cooked quinoa lasts for about 5 days in the refrigerator.

Keywords: Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Quinoa for Breakfast, Quinoa Bowl, Healthy Breakfast

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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