Red Quinoa and fresh berries combined with cinnamon toasted nuts and coconut milk for this warm and nutty quinoa breakfast. Simple and quick to put together.
I don’t think I need to comment on this picture. What else could I say so you’ll want to make this warm and nutty quinoa breakfast RIGHT NOW?
I’ll just say these few words more. Red quinoa. Coconut milk. Cinnamon toasted nuts. Berries. Delicious… Your new breakfast favorite. Promise.
This recipe is inspired by a breakfast I had recently in Moab, Utah at a restaurant called The Love Muffin. Decrease the amount of nuts and adjust your choice of milk if you’re worried about calories or fat. But remember, the fat content in this recipe is from healthy sources.
Cook’s note: I regularly add chia seeds and flax to this dish. And if you’re in a hurry, skip toasting the nuts, but don’t forget to still add cinnamon.
Warm and Nutty Quinoa Breakfast
- ½ cup red quinoa, may substitute any color of quinoa here
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- Cinnamon, to taste
- ½ to 1 cup strawberries and blueberries, or other favorite fresh fruit
- Agave nectar or honey
- Coconut cream to pour on top
- In medium sauce pan, bring ½ cup quinoa and 1 cup water to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water evaporates, approximately 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, toast ¼ cup almonds and ¼ cup walnuts in small dry sauté pan until nice and golden but not burnt. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Combine quinoa, nuts and ½-1 cup berries in breakfast bowls. If desired, drizzle with Agave or honey. (If using coconut milk, you do may not want any sweetener. The coconut milk makes it plenty sweet enough.)
- Pour coconut cream over the mixture and enjoy!
julie ann says
Absolutely delicious! I’ve already passed this recipe on to most of my family members and friends, its that good!! Thanks you for sharing Sally 🙂
shannon p says
This was really good and satisfying. I toasted the grains before boiling. Thank you for sharing Sally, I will be making this often!
I love quinoa and love this recipe! I like to drizzle with honey and add one of those to-go packs of mixed nuts along with berries on top. SO GOOD Sally, thank you!
mindy welch says
Wow, this was so good! I had regular quinoa, so I used that. This is only the second time I’ve made quinoa, and I really enjoyed it in this recipe. The combination of flavors were perfect! Thanks for sharing.
ava brown says
This is yummy and full of protein, a great way to start the day and not be hungry before lunch! Thanks for the lovely breakfast Sally 🙂
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
I’ve been thinking about using quinoa for breakfast and love this recipe! Fruit and nuts would be perfect additions.
Abby, I eat this breakfast several times a week. Let me know what you think if you try it.
Lovely AND easy breakfast idea, thank you! Question: are you using canned coconut milk? It looks thicker than the carton milk and must therefore be much more hearty/delicious
Linda, thanks for your comment! I used the canned coconut milk for this recipe and sometimes use coconut crème (if you can find it. I got mine at Trader Joe’s). The sugar content in true coconut milk and coconut crème is very low. When using coconut crème though, I put a little milk or almond milk with it because the crème is very thick.
Yum! Love quinoa – never thought to use it like i would oatmeal. I am trying this!
Leanne, I hope you like it. I love how easy it is to make and how filling it is. Thanks for your comment!