Hot Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

On cold days (and even some not-so-cold days) I love starting the day with a hot breakfast bowl and swapping quinoa for oatmeal adds a crunchy flavor to traditional hot cereal.  Quinoa is loaded in fiber and protein, making it the perfect energy-boosting choice for starting a hectic work day and the warm, nutty texture makes it a cozy option for a lazy Sunday morning too.  All in all, this hot quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect breakfast no matter what your day holds!

Makes 2, 1-cup servings


  • 2 cups of milk (whole, skim, or unsweetened milk substitute)
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for taste as desired
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or almonds)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan.  Add quinoa and return to a boil.  Then, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in cinnamon and cook, covered, until almost all the milk as been absorbed, about 8 minutes. Stir in blueberries and nuts, cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Serve out into 2 bowls and garnish with extra cinnamon or blueberries as desired.

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