Breakfast Quinoa

breakfast quinoa

HELLO CALIFORNIA! Oh man, I do like visiting California. Specifically, the Bay Area. So much to do! So much to see! While this trip really isn’t all about the site-seeing, we’ll still have some time to take in the sites, starting today! Not to mention a social calendar chock-full of visits with friends. It seems almost everyone we know and love lives in the Bay Area, which is fine with me!

breakfast quinoa

I present to you another delicious breakfast option! This certainly is the week of breakfasts, eh? I thought about posting something else for you, but why not keep this theme going? While I love French toast, pancakes, and German pancakes, sometimes they feel a bit indulgent. Carby + sugary = too much for every day. This breakfast quinoa, however, is great for everyday. Think of it as a new version of oatmeal!

breakfast quinoa

Just like with oatmeal, you can do to this quinoa just about whatever you want. Add nuts. Add fruit. Sugar! Milk! Coconut flakes? Chocolate chips? Use your imagination, and get on it. I used toasted pecans and chopped dried cherries here. Drizzled with coconut milk!

I cook the quinoa in coconut milk with some nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and a tiny bit of sugar. You could use regular milk, omit the sugar, add different spices — the possibilities really are endless.

breakfast quinoa

Breakfast Quinoa
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 2
  • ⅔ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I prefer full fat)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp sugar, depending on preference (or omit)
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • toppings of your choice (nuts, dried/fresh fruit, coconut milk, chocolate chips)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa has absorbed all excess liquid and can be fluffed.
  3. Top with extra coconut milk, nuts, fruits, or whatever you'd like!



  1. says

    I have been seeing a lot of posts about eating quinoa for breakfast and I really need to try it. Particularly with the news that my cholesterol is much higher than I’d thought.

  2. Urs says

    I have been all oatmealed out, so I was looking for breakfast recipes for what ingredients I had in the cupboard. I made this breakfast quinoa this morning, and it was a nice alternative to my usual oatmeal. I had a little trouble keeping it from sticking while still cooking it completely, but it may just have been the type of pot that I used. I topped it with some fruit, and it was good. Thanks for the recipe!


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