This healthy Triple Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bake is full of berries and flavor. It's also gluten-free and vegan so it doesn't use any eggs, milk or dairy!
I'm all about simplicity in the morning. I don't want to spend more than 10 minutes on my morning meal because honestly who has the time. I'd so much rather whip up a smoothie or reheat something that I made over the weekend than worry about cooking something.
I'm sure you're in the same boat, especially on the weekdays, which is where this fabulous quinoa breakfast bake comes into the picture. It's not only easy to make, but it's also meal prep-friendly. Meaning…you bake it up and can have a healthy breakfast ready to go all week long.
This recipe uses just 9 ingredients, one dish and makes a total of 6 meals. It's going to become your summer go-to!
Is Quinoa Better Than Oatmeal for Breakfast?
Oatmeal is like the classic of the classics when it comes to breakfast foods. But for me, even though oats and quinoa have a lot of similarities, quinoa is actually the better breakfast option.
But it's the protein content of quinoa that makes it stand out. We know that we need protein and I love starting my day with a protein-rich meal because it helps me stay full for longer, but also more energized throughout the day. And because quinoa has more protein than oatmeal, to me, it's a better option.
Why I Eat Quinoa for Breakfast
In addition to the protein content of quinoa, quinoa has so many other benefits that make it a great morning food. Here are some benefits of eating quinoa for breakfast:
- full of fiber & micronutrients
- can be made ahead and will keep well
- can be reheated
- take on whatever flavors you want
And best of all, quinoa can be used a million different ways. It's versatile, it's easy, and it's healthy. Everything from cookies, to muffins, pancakes, waffles, and now this amazing quinoa breakfast bake, this is an ingredient that can be added to pretty much every type of food you'd like to eat for breakfast.
How to make a Quinoa Breakfast Bake
Aside from a smoothie, this quinoa breakfast bake might just be one of the easiest recipes ever. Truly all you need are your ingredients and a baking dish.
You just add everything into the dish – the quinoa, the berries, flavors, milk, and vegan eggs – give it a quick stir and pop it in the oven. About 50 minutes later you'll have a dish full of hot quinoa, infused with berries and ready for eating!
This breakfast bake is perfect for the summer, but can also be made year round using frozen fruit. You can also change up the berries if you wanted for something more seasonal!
How to Store Your Quinoa Breakfast Bake
You might be wondering how you actually keep this breakfast bake fresh, right?
Luckily it keeps super well in the fridge. But if you aren't sure if you'll finish in the next 4 – 5 days, you can divide it into separate servings and freeze it. When you're ready to reheat the breakfast quinoa, either pop it in the microwave or let it thaw and enjoy it cold. (I personally like it warm!)
For serving, I love doing a dollop of coconut yogurt, a drizzle of almond butter and some fresh berries on top. It reminds me of a blueberry crumble, only a little more breakfast-friendly!
More Make-Ahead Quinoa Breakfast Recipes:
- Chai Spiced Oat & Quinoa Flour Muffins
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfait
- Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
- Healthy Hot Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
Triple Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bake
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 cups lite coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 flax eggs
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
- Add all the ingredients into a baking dish and stir to combine. Pop the pan in the oven and bake for about 60 - 75 minutes until the quinoa is cooked and the center is no longer liquidy.
- Allow the cool for at least 15 minutes, then scoop and serve with your desired toppings!
- For my toppings, I like a dollop of non-dairy yogurt, a drizzle of nut butter and some chopped nuts if desired.
48 comments on “Triple Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bake”
Can I use almond milk or pea milk in this recipe?
Do you set the oven to 350 regular bake or convection bake? And do you spray the pan with any nonstick spray first?
I don’t spray the pan ahead of time and bake regular not conventional!
Thanks for the amazing recipe! What temperature do you cook this on? ❤️
Could frozen fruit be used? If so, should it be thawed first?
yep! that’s what I used 🙂 no need to thaw!
What temperature to bake at and what size pan to use?
350ºF and I used a 7×10 baking pan, but 9×13 pan also works great!
Hi, what temp do you recommend the oven be set at for baking?
What are flax eggs?
It’s 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water 🙂
Can I use water instead of coconut milk? Thanks
I haven’t tried it, but I think you could! It would definitely affect the flavor though…
It is delicious!!! Thank you very much!! I don’t post much on Instagram but I am enjoying it as a breakfast right now, amazing!!
I didn’t use thr can of coconut mill but instead I put Oat and added shredded coconut and it worked very ell
I’m thrilled! Thank you for sharing 🙂 xo
Does the quinoa need to be rinsed and boiled before adding to the recipe?
What size pan??
I used an 8×10!
Can I use regular eggs in this instead? And if so how many? Not vegan, but have a dairy intolerance.
Sure! Just replace for the same amount 🙂
I love your recipes, however when I hit print for this berry bake I get an apple one
It got messed up somehow, but is fixed now!
For some reason on the page of triple berry breakfast quinoa recipe appears the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake. Could you share the recipe for triple berry?
Woah how weird! Updating 🙂
What size baking dish do you use?
10.5 x 7.5 🙂
I would not make this breakfast quinoa again. I followed the recipe but the quinoa is not quite cooked, there is little flavour. I will go back to my baked oatmeal. I would give this 1 star.
Sorry you felt that way! It’s definitely more for quinoa lovers than oatmeal lovers 🙂
In your recipes, if we aren’t vegan, can we use regular eggs? Or is there another substitute? Thank you!
Yes, totally! They should work most of the time 1:1 🙂
Can you use regular eggs?
In the comments below you say to bake at 350 but the recipe says 375 – what is the correct temperature?
It’s 375! Updated the comment 🙂
Looks delicious. Could I use tricolor quinoa if I don’t have white quinoa on hand
Definitely pre-cook the quinoa first. We tried this receipe as written and it was not nearly enough moisture/time to fully cook the quinoa. Made it a second time pre-cooking the quinoa and it turned out wonderfully!
Thanks for the feedback! I haven’t had that issue, but great tip if someone else runs into that 🙂
How long did it take to precook the quinoa? And how long did you bake it after cooking the quinoa was it the same time as the recipe says or lesser?
Everything cooks all at once in the same dish 🙂
Would it work with egg whites only?
I’m not sure if this recipe would work with egg whites. We have only tried this recipe as it is written but if you try it let us know how it turns out!
The ingredients call for 2 Flax eggs and the link goes to flax seed. How much of each do I use?
Check out this post on How to Make a Flax Egg. You’ll need 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and water to make a flax egg