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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made it several times as a savory side or salad, but never as a warm breakfast cereal. I finally gave it a try last weekend and loved it! —Erica Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups 2% or coconut milk
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • Optional: Ground cinnamon, vanilla Greek yogurt, sugar substitute blend, honey, brown sugar, raisins, fresh blueberries, chopped apple, chia seeds and fresh mint leaves


  • In a large saucepan, bring milk to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. If desired, stir in any combination of optional ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
0.750 cup: 217 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

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