Breakfast Quinoa Recipes You Could Also Serve For Brunch (Or As a Snack)
It's not just for salads or dinner! As these recipes prove, quinoa is an easy to cook, protein-rich and gluten-free alternative to other grains that's totally delicious for breakfast or brunch -- as a hot cereal, granola, in pancakes, muffins, and more.
Tired of oatmeal? This hot quinoa cereal takes just 15 minutes to make. It's cooked with milk so it's a rich and creamy way to start the day. Top wth your favorite berries or fruit.
Black Quinoa with Avocado, Almonds, and Honey
This protein-packed breakfast features black quinoa, which is firmer than the white variety. Topped with avocado rather than the usual fruit or berries it makes for a tasty, colorful meal.
Cooked quinoa is added to this batter to make the pancakes even more filling and delicious than your usual hotcakes. (Plus you can make them ahead and freeze, then defrost for a quick, nutritious breakfast.)
Quinoa with Poached Egg, Spinach, and Cucumber
For a hearty vegetarian breakfast (or dinner), eggs, greens, and quinoa satisfy.
Aran Goyoaga's Cranberry and Quinoa Scones
Made with quinoa flour, brown rice flour, and tapioca starch, these delicate scones from from Cannelle et Vanille's Aran Goyoaga are a gorgeous gluten-free treat.
Cardamom Quinoa Porridge
This sweet, fragrant quinoa breakfast porridge is made with almond milk so it's a delicious protein-packed vegan wy to start to the day.
Quinoa replaces rice in this lighter version of the traditional rice pudding. Top with your favorite dried fruit (this recipe uses dried apricots) for a simple breakfast or snack.
Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters
Full of nuts, grains, and dried fruit these clusters would make a great breakfast or filling snack on the go.
Dark-brown sugar and raisins sweeten these wholesome muffins. Adding cooked quinoa to the muffin batter makes them more substantial than other recipes.