These healthy quinoa breakfast bowls combine cinnamon-spiced quinoa, creamy coconut yogurt, and fruit for the ultimate breakfast! Naturally GF & vegan too!
It's been so hot in the city the past week that all I want is something cool and refreshing to start my day. While smoothies and smoothie bowls are my usual fave, sometimes you need to change things up!
Cold quinoa breakfast bowls are definitely hitting the spot. They're quick to make, don't require any cooking, and you can get all sorts of creative!
Since we're in the heat of summer, and the farmer's market is bursting with berries and stone fruits, I figured this is the perfect combo – cooked quinoa, strawberries, peaches and yogurt. Can't get any more refreshing!
How to Make Breakfast Quinoa
Having cooked quinoa around is a game changer. It's so versatile – I use it in my salads, as a base for my stir-fry, and of course in my breakfast bowls!
I typically store mine in a large glass container so I can just pull out what I need for the meal. What's great about quinoa is that it lasts at least 4 days in the fridge and can also be frozen and thawed.
For this breakfast quinoa recipe, we're just mixing some cooked quinoa with a splash of almond milk, maple syrup for sweetness and cinnamon for a little extra boost.
The Perfect Yogurt Bowl
Quinoa alone doesn't really do it for me. So for today's recipe, we're jazzing up our standard quinoa by adding in fresh fruit, non-dairy yogurt, chopped almonds and hemp seeds. It ends up having all the right textures, all the right flavors and is such a perfect meal for a hot summer morning.
But let's talk yogurt.
There are so many non-dairy yogurt options out there these days, but I have to be honest… most of them really aren't good. They're either loaded with sugar and way too sweet or are filled with gums and stabilizers to make them the right consistency.
I've had success with this coconut yogurt recipe from Minimalist Baker! (just make sure you read the notes section before trying it)
Otherwise, all you need to make this amazing quinoa breakfast recipe is 10 minutes. It's easy, healthy, summery, while still being high in fiber and protein so it's filling and will nourish you all day long!
Other Quinoa Breakfast Bowls to try:
- Quinoa Power Breakfast
- Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
- Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
- Maple Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
Strawberry & Peach Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
- Combine cooked quinoa, maple, coconut milk and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Divide evenly between two bowls. Add half the yogurt to the bowl, then top each bowl with half the fruit, sprinkle with almonds and hemp seeds.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy!