Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa for breakfast?!?! Why not! If you add the right ingredients quinoa is a great alternative to your morning oats. Breakfast Quinoa is a wonderful vegan and gluten free breakfast that will keep you feeling full for hours. Quinoa, seeds and nuts are packed with protein which will keep you going until lunch time with no snacks needed. Quinoa is also a source of nine essentials amino acids and dietary iron.

Breakfast Quinoa by @JesseLWellness #breakfast

If you would like to enjoy Breakfast Quinoa all week; prepare everything up to step 2 and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. In the morning, reheat your desired serving and add the toppings of your choice. You can really play around with the Breakfast Quinoa topping by adding your favorite nuts, seeds and fruit.

Breakfast Quinoa

(Vegan and Gluten Free)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serving size: 2 large servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, or any dried fruit
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, or any fresh fruit
  • 2 Tbsp cup chia seeds
  • Coconut milk for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Mix almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in a pot then add the quinoa. Bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Sir in the dried cranberries and maple syrup and adjust sweetness to taste.
  3. Spoon the breakfast quinoa into bowls and top each serving with almonds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, chia seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk and enjoy!

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Breakfast Quinoa
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
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Serves: 2
 
Quinoa for breakfast?!?! Why not! If you add the right ingredients quinoa is a great alternative to your morning oats. Breakfast Quinoa is a wonderful vegan and gluten free breakfast that will keep you feeling full for hours.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • ¼ Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, or any dried fruit
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, or any fresh fruit
  • 2 Tbsp cup chia seeds
  • Coconut milk for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Mix almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in a pot then add the quinoa. Bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Sir in the dried cranberries and maple syrup and adjust sweetness to taste.
  3. Spoon the breakfast quinoa into bowls and top each serving with almonds, sunflower seeds, blueberries, chia seeds and a drizzle of coconut milk and enjoy!

10 Comments

  1. lysa on May 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    this is a great idea ! It looks delicious.

  2. Hannah on May 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Mmm, I love quinoa but had never thought of how to use it for breakfast. Great idea!

    xo,
    Hannah

  3. CJ at Food Stories on May 15, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for connecting with me on food buzz. I have subscribed to your feed and can’t wait to learn more about you and your food.

  4. Henriette on May 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Hello Jesse,

    congratulations to make the winner’s list.

  5. Jeanette on May 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    This sounds like a nutrient packed breakfast!

  6. Jade on May 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Just about to start cooking this! Super excited to taste. Thanks 🙂

  7. Dimple on May 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I stumbled on this recipe just this night and prepared it for my breakfast tomorrow since I already have all the ingredients. I like it very much. Delicious and flavorful even just by itself. I am definitely hooked! Thank you.

  8. Andrea on June 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I would love to make this for a friend that just had her baby.. Will this be okay if made in advance and reheated, eaten over a couple days? Or best the day of?

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Andrea, this is a fantastic breakfast for someone who just had a baby because it is full or protein and nutrients. You can make it in advance and store in the fridge for about 5 days.

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