Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast

Strawberry & Peach Breakfast Quinoa | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

Yesterday we went strawberry picking. It was glorious. We spent the entire day outside, soaking up the sun, enjoying fresh, local produce and most importantly, taking time to hang out with each other.

Our day started with a fabulous gluten-free breakfast – an omlette and quinoa salad for me, eggs Benedict for Mr. Henderson. Then it was off to the farmer’s market where we meandered through the asiles, marveling at all the handmade goodies, wishing our bellies weren’t full so we could taste our ways around Vermont. We caught up with old friends, picked up fresh veggies and eventually wandered up the hill to hop in the car and go strawberry picking.

Strawberry & Peach Breakfast Quinoa | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

I’ve caught the summer bug and have embraced the easy, care-free lifestyle that comes with these bright, sunny days. I don’t know about you, but my two very favorite things about summer are spending the entire day outside and picking berries.

What’s so fabulous about this time of year is that these two activities go hand in hand. You can’t pick berries without spending the day outside, right?

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

With a smile from ear to ear, probably with red juice dripping down my face (luckily none on the white shorts), we went home with three pounds of strawberries. Yes, three pounds!

What do you do with three pounds of strawberries? I needed to get creative and incorporate this healthy fruit into as many meals as possible. The trouble? Mr. Henderson isn’t a strawberry fan – I know, he’s totally insane because strawberries are heaven on earth, but I haven’t convinced him yet – so these berries were all for me.

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

Breakfast is easy. It doesn’t need to be complicated. You could try your hand at my perfect gluten-free blueberry pancakes or my maple apple quinoa granola, but sometimes you just feel like having a lazy breakfast. When you want to simply throw some ingredients into a bowl and call it a meal. So that’s just what I set off to do.

Fruit for breakfast is a must. I have fruit with breakfast every single day. And now that more and more fruits are coming into season, this is easier than ever. Especially berries and stone fruits.

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

Strawberries and breakfast are a match made in heaven. When I woke up this morning and saw pounds of juicy, red strawberries sitting on my counter, next to a perfectly ripe peach, I knew what was coming.

Something special. Something delicious. Something to swoon over.

Something quinoa (of course).

What’s your idea of a perfect summer day?

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Queen of Quinoa
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 1
gluten-free | dairy-free | sugar-free | vegan | soy free
  • 1 medium peach, pit removed and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup strawberries, stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, still warm
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Combine cooked quinoa, almond butter and coconut milk together in a small bowl.
  2. Mix with spoon until fully combined.
  3. Toss fruit and quinoa together.
  4. Serve slightly warm and enjoy!


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This post is linked to: Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays

  • Sarah @ Celiac in the City

    What a fun day to kick off summer! I just so happen to have all of these ingredients in the kitchen, so I think I know what’s for breakfast!

    • Queen of Quinoa

      Let me know how it turns out for you! Not much beats fresh summer fruit for breakfast :)

  • Fiorella

    Yay! Thanks for helping me make my first quinoa breakfast, actually, first quinoa meal ever! And it turned out great! I had to vary the recipe with what I had on hand (omitted peaches, didn’t have coconut milk so used almond milk, a bit more than a tbs bc i found the cinnamon a little powerful, and added some unsweetened organic shredded coconut). It was delicious! AND it gave me a way to use my almond butter (I’m trying to go grain-free and almond butter is always suggested as a snack but I just don’t like it lol – is there a brand you recommend?). BEST YET – my 19 month old LOVED it! FINALLY I have a quick grain-free alternative to his oatmeal breakfast! Keep these quinoa breakfast recipes coming please! Thanks so much!

    • Queen of Quinoa

      Oh my goodness, this just made my day!! I’m so happy that you found the recipe and used it to make your own scrumptious meal. The quinoa bowl sounds delicious and your 19 month old is sure in for a world of healthy foods :) For almond butter, I use the brand Once Again. I think it’s sold in most health food stores and I know you can find it on Amazon. I absolutely love it!

  • Jess

    I have all this and it is frozen from the summer do you think there is a way to make this work with frozen? I love quinoa but never tried it for breakfast…

    • Queen of Quinoa

      I think you could just take them out of the freezer a few minutes before, maybe 15 or so, and let them thaw. Then throw them in. The juices may run and change the color, but it will still be quite tasty!! Enjoy :) xo

  • Brittany

    This was our first quinoa breakfast :) YUM! Me, my hubby, and our 18 month old LOVED it! My daughter, who is 6, was sad that she spent the night off and missed out :) I will definitely try this recipe again adding the shredded coconut next time :) Thanks for a great healthy recipe!

    • Queen of Quinoa

      So, so happy to hear you all enjoyed! The addition of coconut sounds absolutely lovely :)

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    Any ideas of what I can use instead of almond butter? I don’t have any on hand but I really want to make this! Honey maybe?

    • Queen of Quinoa

      Hi Heather – rather than honey, I would suggest using any nut/seed butter that you do have on hand. Both peanut, cashew or hazelnut would be delicious!

  • Camille Wiley

    What are you cooking the quinoa with? I make a breakfast quinoa with apple juice and top it with vanilla Greek yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. This recipe sounds so delicious and I’m trying to go Vegan.

    • Queen of Quinoa

      That sounds great! I usually just cook mine with water, but it’s also delicious with coconut milk. I’ll try the apple juice for sure. Would be great for an autumn breakfast!