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Easy, 5-Minute Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Easy, 5-Minute Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a quick gluten-free porridge recipe loaded with almond milk or coconut milk, cinnamon, and nuts. Eating quinoa for breakfast is a healthy alternative if you can’t have oatmeal. This hot cereal is a great breakfast idea if you are strapped for time. Feel free to add chocolate, strawberries, or any of your favorite toppings.

5-minute blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl

This recipe was originally published in November 2016. It has since been updated.

Looking for a new sweet or savory idea for breakfast? Try quinoa! Quinoa has great macros and is low in calories. This post will provide tips on how to eat quinoa for breakfast.

This 5-minute blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect cure for my Monday morning rush. I feel even more rushed if I did not prep my breakfast the night before. I whipped up this breakfast bowl in under 5 minutes.

It is very similar to a lot of recipes for overnight oats. This is a great way to switch it up. The recipe only requires a handful of ingredients. It’s even perfect for meal prep. Just divide the portions into portable containers and store in the fridge for the week.

Do You Have to Cook Quinoa?

I choose not to because I love the fully cooked quinoa from Trader Joe’s. It’s organic and can be found in the frozen section. The key to keep this recipe under 5 minutes is Trader Joe’s Fully-Cooked Organic Quinoa. It cooks in the microwave for 3 and half minutes.

box of cooked Trader Joes quinoa

How to Make Quinoa

  1. To cook 1 cup of raw quinoa, rinse it with water first.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water on the stove.
  3. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot.
  4. Simmer the quinoa for 15-20 minutes until the water has absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.  

You can read more about How to Cook Quinoa here.

How to Make a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Once you’ve got your cooked quinoa add in almond milk or coconut along with some Greek yogurt to get it nice and creamy. From there load it up your favorite toppings.

5-minute blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl

What to Put in a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

There are so many toppings you can add to a quinoa breakfast bowl. Granola, sliced strawberries, sliced avocado, unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced almonds, and chia seeds work well. 

 

Is Quinoa Better Than Oatmeal?

Both quinoa and oatmeal are great ideas for breakfast. If you are gluten-free or looking to cut down on gluten, quinoa may be a better solution for you than oatmeal.

5-minute blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl

What Can I Eat With Quinoa?

You can try my Cilantro Lime Shrimp Quinoa Bowl. You can also check out 50 Quinoa Recipes That Aren’t Just Salads here.

quinoa breakfast bowl

blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl with pecans in a white bowl
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Easy, 5-Minute Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Easy, 5-Minute Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a quick gluten-free porridge recipe loaded with almond milk or coconut milk, cinnamon, and nuts. Eating quinoa for breakfast is a healthy alternative if you can't have oatmeal. This hot cereal is a great breakfast idea if you are strapped for time. Feel free to add chocolate, strawberries, or any of your favorite toppings.
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa breakfast, quinoa breakfast bowl
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 337kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 package Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Organic Quinoa see instructions below on how to cook raw quinoa
  • 1 cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt any flavor you choose
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pecan halves
  • dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa in the microwave according to package instructions.
  • Add the quinoa and remaining ingredients to a bowl and stir.
  • Serve!

Notes

Additional topping ideas: granola, natural peanut butter, and clover honey.

How to Make Quinoa

  1. To cook 1 cup of raw quinoa, rinse it with water first.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water on the stove.
  3. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot.
  4. Simmer the quinoa for 15-20 minutes until the water has absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.  
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g
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lisa

Monday 18th of December 2017

I've never used quinoa as a breakfast food, but it makes so much sense -- a protein rich grain would keep you full right through lunch!

Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

Monday 13th of March 2017

This looks delicious and so satisfying. Love how you used the already cooked quinoa. Great idea for breakfast!