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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This quinoa breakfast bowl is just four ingredients and a great way to switch up breakfast! It's loaded with fiber, protein and ready in just 15 minutes.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: breakfast bowl, quinoa, quinoa breakfast
Servings: 2
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 cup dry quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • fruit for topping


  • Place rinsed quinoa, milk and cinnamon in a large saucepan or dutch oven and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, place a lid on the saucepan and simmer for 20-25 minutes. If the mixture starts bubbling too much, place the lid ajar and cook that way. You'll know it's done once the quinoa is soft and has absorbed most of the milk. At this time, you should remove it from the heat and stir in the syrup.
  • Serve quinoa with fresh fruit and maybe a little extra milk over top.
  • Enjoy!


Storage: If you want to prep this ahead of time, wait for it to cool, then store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
Substitutions: I don't recommend any substitutions. If you have to, you can probably get away with using honey instead of maple syrup though. 


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 4mg