Quinoa is the only plant-based protein that has all the amino acids you get when you eat meat. If you want to have a protein packed breakfast and you don’t want to eat eggs every day, why don’t you consider trying some quinoa? Quinoa breakfast bowl is a simple and quick breakfast recipe, and you don’t need much ingredients.
What I like about quinoa is that I can prepare it ahead of time and have quinoa for breakfast in the busy mornings. This quinoa bowl is simple to make, and yet so rich with nutrients. If this is your first time preparing this pseudo cereal, you can check my guide on how to cook quinoa.
Cook quinoa with water or milk
For this recipe, you can cook quinoa ahead of time, especially if you are in a hurry in the morning. You can use either milk or water for cooking quinoa. The ratio is 1:2, quinoa vs water or milk. Cook quinoa at medium heat for about 15min. If you use it straight away, no need to add additional liquid. If you refrigerate it and use it a few hours later or the next morning, add two or three tablespoons of milk to the cooked quinoa. The choice of milk is up to you, I use cow’s milk. Any vegan milk is also ok, like almond or oat milk.
How to make quinoa bowl for breakfast
If you have already cooked quinoa the night before, you will need 3 minutes to prepare this healthy breakfast. Just combine one and a half cup of quinoa with two tablespoons of milk, stir well and add the slices of one big peach and 5 chopped almonds.
Even if you haven’t already cooked it, you will need about 20 minutes to make a quinoa bowl for breakfast, from scratch.
Here are more variations of quinoa bowl
You can never run out of combinations when it comes to quinoa breakfast bowls. Different choice of milk, different types of fruits and nuts. Here are some ideas for quinoa breakfast bowls:
- Cinnamon, apples, pecans
- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nuts
- Cocoa powder, raspberries or bananas
- Pears, almonds
- Blueberries, bananas, walnuts
What is your favorite combo of ingredients for quinoa breakfast bowl?
Quinoa bowl with almonds and peaches
- 1 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa (half cup of dry quinoa)
- 2 tbsp milk of your choice
- 1 big peach (or other fruit)
- 5 almonds (or more)
- In a small pot add 1 cup of water and a half cup of quinoa. Cook quinoa at medium heat for about 15 min. You can do it the night before and store cooked quinoa in the fridge.
- Combine one and a half cup of cooked quinoa with two tablespoons of milk, stir well and add the slices of one big peach and 5 chopped almonds.