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Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Now you can have chocolate for breakfast and never think twice. This supercharged, healthy chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl recipe will be sure to satisfy!

Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Can you think of anything better than hot chocolate for breakfast?! The kid in me thinks this is a dream come true!

When we were little, hot chocolate was something we looked forward to anytime it snowed. We knew that once we were done playing in the fresh powder, building snowmen, sledding and tubing down our hill and chasing each other with snowballs, we'd come back inside to a steaming cup of hot cocoa.

It's just one of those things that instantly makes me feel good inside. It's creamy, rich, sweet and everything I love about winter.

I figured why not reimagine this winter classic and turn it into a cozy breakfast bowl? So let me introduce you to these healthy Hot Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl.

Chocolate Quinoa Flakes

The Best Chocolate Breakfast Recipe

Chocolate is one of those things that you're totally don't associate with breakfast. Well, at least I don't. Chocolate means sweet treat in my world – it's something you have as a treat, not as a way to start your day. Right?

Acutally…NO! Chocolate is rich in nutrients and is actually a great thing to add to your morning routine.

Not only is chocolate energizing (it has a touch of caffeine for that), but it's also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All of which are amazing for your body. So rather than saving chocolate for an after-dinner treat, let's whip up a super-charged, chocolate-filled, insanely-decadent breakfast, that is packed with superfood ingredients and actually good for you. Sound good?

Easy Quinoa Flakes Recipe for Breakfast

How to make a Healthy Breakfast

For most, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's how you set the tone for your day ahead. When you eat something healthy for breakfast, you feel better all day long. When you eat something crappy and loaded with sugar, you'll probably be napping by 10am (if you even last that long).

So when I'm creating a healthy breakfast, I think of my macronutrients in this order:

  1. protein
  2. fat
  3. carbohydrates

I focus mostly on filling my plate (or bowl) with protein, then make sure to get in some healthy fats and finally, the carbohydrates. Now you might be wondering the exact numbers of each, and I'll be honest and tell you that I don't calculate those. And since every person is different, even if I did give you a number it might not be the best for your body.

So instead, just thinking of them in a priority level, I know that I'll be fueling my body in a way that keeps me feeling full, satisfied and energized all day long.

How to make Quinoa Flakes

How to make Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

With this recipe, we've been able to turn hot chocolate into a healthy, breakfast-approved meal. It's thick, creamy, sweet (but not overly so), rich, filling, lick-your-lips-good…okay, you get the picture.

The base of this quinoa breakfast bowl is actually quinoa flakes. I love using quinoa flakes for breakfast because they're like oats only higher in protein and cook quicker. You can cook quinoa flakes in about 90 seconds!

From there, we've got our raw cacao powder, some protein powder (which is optional but again, makes it more filling) and banana which is helping with the sweetness. Then just whisk it up with some unsweetened almond milk, stir it until it's thick and your breakfast is ready!

Since I wanted this to feel like a mug of hot chocolate, we're topping it with some coconut yogurt (our whipped cream) and chocolate chips. It adds just a touch of richness, but still keeping it nice and healthy. This really is the ultimate breakfast treat!

Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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Chocolate Breakfast Bowls with Quinoa Flakes
3.93 from 13 votes

Healthy Hot Chocolate Breakfast Cereal

We're making hot chocolate breakfast cereal and it's the perfect winter treat. It's thick, creamy, sweet, rich, filling, lick-your-lips-good...okay, you get the picture.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, healthy cereal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 482 kcal



  1. Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan (minus the yogurt and chocolate chips). Whisk together until fully incorporated.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a high simmer until desired consistency, 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, top with yogurt and chocolate chips, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Hot Chocolate Breakfast Cereal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 247mg11%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 14.2mg17%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  2. I am really excited about this! It sounds like a fabulous addition to the small list of breakfast items my son will eat! I would like to omit the protein powder. Any suggestions for substitution?

  3. Wow, I have been looking for a great breakfast for these winter mornings. I am up & out early for usually 8 or so miles. This is my new go to breakfast! Thank you sooooo much. Looking foward to more vegan breakfast recipes soon! Would love something with lots of cinnamon!!!

    • You’re in luck! In the next few months I’m coming out with a breakfast cookbook – over 75 brand new recipes. With vegan options in there as well 🙂 And glad you like this. I eat it practically every morning!

  4. Yowsers girl! No you dinnit! Im generally not a chocolate fan but if it isnt too sweet I may give it a whirl. You communicate your passion with extaordinary quality and I love stocking you for it.

  5. It is hard to judge the healthiness of this recipe by the ingredients alone – could you provide the calories and nutrition content?

    • Hi there – thanks for your note! I don’t provide nutrition facts for my recipes, but there are a bunch of tools out there that you can use for free. Just a quick Google search and you can copy and paste the ingredients in there and then it will tell you everything. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi Alyssa, what if I don’t have acai juice? Is there another substitute I can use? No apologies necessary; I love chocolate ANY time. I only eat dark chocolate so I always keep it healthy. The darker better, at least 70% cacao content is my preference. If you really want to go decadent, my favorite unsweetened cocoa powders are: Scharffen Berger, Green & Black, Guittard, and Ghiradelli brands. You can also find pure cacoa powder in some of the healthy grocery stores but it’s expensive ($9 for 8 oz.) – Ouch!
    Thanks for all the quinoa recipes. I really enjoy them all!

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