There are at least 527 ways to eat quinoa…I’ve counted. Maybe you know more?

breakfast quinoa

Not all of them include substituting rice for quinoa with dinner or in a stir fry. Or even baking.

One of the simplest ways to eat quinoa, is just as a bowl of quinoa. For breakfast.

A little bit porridge, a little bit chewy crunch. It’s as easy to prepare as oatmeal, but gives you an entirely different breakfast.

quinoa porridge

I like to start with already prepared quinoa- whenever I  make a recipe that calls for quinoa, I always make extra. There’s no point in waiting for water to boil or pulling out a pot twice. Then let the extra portion cool and pop it in the fridge; it’ll last a few days at least.

cooked quinoa

That’s what I did when I made my quinoa muffins last week, so I have a nice big container sitting in the fridge ready to be used.

To make the breakfast quinoa, just take 1 part quinoa to 1 part almond milk and heat it on the stove for a few minutes. The quinoa will start to soak up the milk and thicken, like porridge. When the quinoa is thoroughly heated and most of the milk is absorbed, it’s done.

breakfast quinoa recipe

Top with a little extra almond milk when you serve it, as it continues to thicken a little as it cools.

Feel free to mix in any seasonings or toppings that you like, such as cinnamon, coconut or pecans.

quinoa porridge recipe

If a whole bowl of quinoa is too much for you to handle, try stirring pre-cooked quinoa into a bowl of oatmeal- it gives the oats a satisfy chew & slight crunch.

oatmeal and quinoa

<—One of my favorite ways to eat quinoa.

how to eat quinoa for breakfast

Quinoa oats with pumpkin, banana, cinnamon, vanilla, natural peanut butter and Love Grown Foods apple granola.

Breakfast Quinoa


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup almond milk plus extra
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Heat quinoa and milk on stove until thoroughly heated and milk starts to absorb.
  2. Remove from heat and serve; top with extra almond milk.


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