Start Your Morning with These Delicious Breakfast Quinoa Recipes
Looking to shake up your morning routine? Swap your usual plate of eggs, smoothie, or oatmeal for one of these good-for-you recipes starring quiona.
Smoothie bowls, yogurt-granola parfaits, and simple bowls of oatmeal have long been favorites for a nutritious, filling breakfast, but there's another ingredient ready to take over your morning: quinoa. A versatile grain-like seed that's rich in protein and other nutrients, quinoa is an easy, delicious gluten-free alternative to grains. While you may only be familiar with quinoa as a nutritious side dish that accompanies a main course at dinner, there's no reason why it can't also be part of a wonderful healthy breakfast, too.
One of our favorite ways to use quinoa is to mix it with dried fruit, nuts, and other nutritious grains for a breakfast bar that can be enjoyed on-the-go. While many granola bars found in the grocery store are loaded with sugar, unhealthy oils, and preservatives, it's simple to make your own using mostly basic pantry staples. Plus, they're totally customizable. If you don't like dried cherries, swap in dried apricots; if you're allergic to hazelnuts, use pecans instead.
Quinoa also makes a great substitute when you want a cozy bowl of porridge. We have a fruity recipe that uses a quinoa-grain blend as the base of the bowl, followed by coconut milk, maple syrup, and berries for sweetness. With its bright pink color and varied texture, there's no better breakfast to wake up to.
From good-for-you muffins to parfaits to sweet and savory bowls, our quinoa-based breakfast recipes are delicious, satisfying, and downright crave-worthy. In fact, we think you'll find these breakfast ideas are so good, they might even convince you to become a morning person.
How to Cook Quinoa
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
Dried-Fruit-and-Nut Health Bars
Pineapple-Red Quinoa Parfait
Black Quinoa with Avocado, Almonds, and Honey
Quinoa with Poached Egg, Spinach, and Cucumber
For a hearty vegetarian breakfast, this combination of eggs, greens, and quinoa is sure to satisfy.
Cranberry and Quinoa Scones
Cardamom Quinoa Porridge
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.