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Quinoa breakfast bowl with banana, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips and yogurt.

Breakfast Quinoa Bowls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy quinoa breakfast bowl makes a great alternative to oatmeal and great way to use up leftover quinoa. Top with your choice of fruit and enjoy!


5-Minute Method

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, optional

Cook from Scratch Method

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, optional

Topping Ideas


  1. For 5-minute breakfast quinoa, add the cooked quinoa and milk to a small saucepan with the vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup, if using. Stir over medium heat until heated through.
  2. If cooking breakfast quinoa, bring the milk and water to a light boil in a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup, if using, and stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer lightly for 15 minutes then remove from the heat. Lift lift and fluff with a fork.
  3. To serve, scoop quinoa into a bowl and top with your choice of toppings.


Nutrition facts include 1 serving 5-minute breakfast quinoa with 1/2 sliced banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tbsp almond butter and 1 tbsp hemp seeds.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl with toppings
  • Calories: 469
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 108 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 62 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 16 g

Keywords: breakfast quinoa, quinoa breakfast bowls