Breakfast/90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa
September 22, 2015

by Alyssa Rimmer

90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa

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Start your day with a bowl of this pumpkin pie breakfast quinoa – it's warm, comforting and incredibly nutritious. Packed with fiber, protein + vitamins!

And we're back. Another installment of 90-second breakfast quinoa is here.

Last time it was all about the blueberries. We were trying to make cure our January blues with something just a little bit summery. This time…it's all about the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa -- ready in just 90 SECONDS and packed with protein!

While we might not technically be into pumpkin season yet, I just can't seem to help myself. Like my sweet potato obsession, pumpkin also seems to be taking over my kitchen (much to Matt's chagrin). In the past two days I've made pumpkin bars, pumpkin breakfast quinoa, banana-pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin green smoothies, pumpkin granola AND creamy chocolate-pumpkin ice cream. Too much? 

For the sake of today's recipe, I'm going to say N-O. Because this needs to be on your breakfast menu this week.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa -- ready in just 90 SECONDS and packed with protein!

For starters, the creamy breakfast cereal literally takes 90 seconds to make.

All you need to make it is some plant-based milk, quinoa flakes, pumpkin, spices and if you're feeling a little sassy, some maple sugar. (more on that in a moment) Add everything to the pot, stir until creamy and serve.

Bam. Breakfast is done.

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But before I tell you the second reason why this is a must-make breakfast, I need to tell you about reason 1.5: maple sugar.

Crazy enough, you'd think that as someone who grew up in Vermont, the largest producer of maple syrup in the US, maple sugar would have been a staple for us, but it wasn't. It wasn't even something you could really find.

I found mine on Thrive Market and I have to tell, it's seriously amazing. The flavor rich and sweet, and yes, totally mapley. What's great about it is that you can a) find organic, b) it's a vegan and c) it's freaking yummy!

I think we're going to be seeing this pop up in more recipes, my friends.

How to make the creamiest pumpkin pie breakfast quinoa - in just 90 seconds! >> recipe on

Okay so now to my #2 reason why I'm totally in love with this bowl of pumpkin bliss.

It's a really great way to start your day. Not just in the fact that it's warm, comforting and tastes like pumpkin pie, but it's nutritionally very dense.

The quinoa flakes are high in both fiber and protein, while the pumpkin brings a whole slew of vitamins, minerals and even more fiber to the party. With Vitamin A and C, magnesium, potassium and zinc, pumpkins are truly an all-star when it comes to a breakfast food.

A bowl of this pumpkin breakfast quinoa will give you 7 grams of protein, almost 7 grams of fiber AND 254% of your daily Vitamin A as well as 94% of your daily iron.

And guys…it tastes like PIE.

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So I think it's about time we embraced pumpkin season because this is going to be on my breakfast menu for the rest of Fall. Hope it's on yours too!

xo Alyssa

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90-Second Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Start your day with a bowl of this pumpkin pie breakfast quinoa - it's warm, comforting and incredibly nutritious. Packed with fiber, protein + vitamins!
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 405kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa -- made in just 90 seconds using quinoa flakes and pumpkin puree | recipe on
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  • Combine the quinoa flakes, pumpkin, maple sugar and milk in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer, stirring constantly until thickened, about 90 seconds. Stir in spices.
  • Transfer to a bowl, and top with pecans and maple sugar if using.


The cook time really is 90 seconds, I just can't write that in the recipe plugin I use 😉


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 13905IU | Vitamin C: 25.3mg | Calcium: 473mg | Iron: 4.5mg

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  1. Delish! I left out the sugar/syrup and used walnuts instead of pecans since that’s what I had around, and it was still wonderful spiced goodness! Thanks for the recipe — will be making again!

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  3. I can’t wait to try this tomorrow!! I’m curious, where does the high levels of iron come from in this recipe? I’m iron deficient so I was really excited to see you say that is holds 95% of the daily value. Thanks!

  4. Hello! I have made your Blueberry breakfast quinoa a few times (YUM!) so I was excited to try this version. I noticed that the ratios are different in your video than in the recipe (1 cup vs 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/3 vs 1/4 cup pumpkin).

    Also with both the blueberry and pumpkin recipes I found that it didn’t come out as thick as yours and was more like soup (but still delicious!) any suggestions as to why this might be?

    Thank you! =)

    • I basically just reduced the portion size in the video 🙂 I’d say that you probably aren’t simmering it long enough, but the other option would be to stir in a bit of coconut flour to thicken things up. That’s one of my favorite ways to spice up oatmeal/quinoa flakes!

      • Thank you! I made the printed recipe this morning and was a bit too much for me to finish. Will try the video version next time to make a bit less! 🙂

        Thank you for the tips for thickening. Will try simmering a bit longer next time.

    • It will, yes! If you’re cooking from just whole quinoa, you’re going to want to add more water and it will need to cook for at least 10 – 15 minutes 🙂

  5. How funny about the maple syrup- I live in the middle of Texas and get amazing maple syrup and maple sugar from a farm in Vermont!!! LOL

  6. This was delicious! I made regular quinoa and then put it in my Vitamix with the other ingredients (I quadrupled the recipe, but left out most of the milk. I just added a splash of coconut cream).
    Thank you for a great, creative breakfast recipe! Love it.

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  8. This looks seriously good! My ideal breakfast with all of my favourite flavours & ready in 90 seconds? Perfect! I eat quinoa all the time but have never tried flakes. I will be getting some today. Thanks Alyssa!

  9. Good morning Alyssa…just had this for my breakfast…deeelicious!! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and the coconut sap. I also stirred in a tsp. of coconut oil…thanks for sharing!!

  10. I’m from Montreal and love your recipes,however, like Mary-Maureen, I’d love to see you included the nutritional calculations. Keep up the good work Alyssa.

  11. Alyssa, I love all your recipes. I was wondering if you are able to include the nutritional calculations for them. I am following WW and need to tract my foods. So if possible would love to see the calorie count per serving. Thanks,

  12. Is there a way to make it with regular quinoa rather than the flakes? I have so much quinoa I need to use and don’t want to buy any more…..

    • Hi Jackie! You could try grinding your raw quinoa in a spice grinder or high powered blender and turning it into a porridge. I’d start with about 1/4 cup of raw quinoa and seeing how that goes 🙂 Let me know if it works for you! xo

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