Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 26, 2023
Quinoa has been around for a while, but I’m just now jumping on the quinoa breakfast bowl bandwagon. I’ve made it several times as a savory side or salad but never as a warm breakfast cereal. I finally did it last weekend and loved it! —Erica Schmidt, Kansas City, Kansas
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups 2% milk or coconut milk
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • Optional: Ground cinnamon, vanilla Greek yogurt, sugar substitute blend, honey, brown sugar, raisins, fresh blueberries, chopped apple, chia seeds and fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large saucepan, bring milk to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Stir in any combination of optional ingredients as desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 217 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.