This creamy breakfast quinoa is healthy and delicious – a perfect gluten free and dairy free way to start the day! Peaches and berries are a great topping, or go ahead and use your favorite fruit instead!
So this weekend was about me jumping on a couple of bandwagons…very belatedly, but still.
The first bandwagon I jumped on was the Hunter boots bandwagon. I have always liked the idea of brightly colored rain boots, but I just could not justify the price. Buuuuut, we were garage saling this weekend, and I spied a pair of bright pink Hunters at one of the sales. I asked what the size was…and they were a 6 and a half! Yay! Just my size. Then I asked about the price, thinking they would be pretty expensive still because they were in good shape, and she said $5! Isn’t that crazy? Five dollar bright pink rain boots…who can pass that up?
The other bandwagon I finally hopped on was the breakfast quinoa bandwagon. I’ve heard for years that quinoa can be a breakfast grain, and makes a tasty hot cereal, but I just hadn’t tried it yet. I love quinoa in salads, like this one and this one, but I finally took the plunge and made a sweet version of creamy breakfast quinoa. I loved it! Topped with lots of fresh fruit, it was a yummy weekend breakfast.
This recipe is for a single serving, but it’s easy to double or triple as needed.
Creamy Breakfast Quinoa with Peaches and Berries.
A creamy breakfast quinoa cereal topped with lots of fresh fruit.
- 1/4 cup quinoa rinsed
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1/2 Tablespoon vegan buttery spread
- 1/2 Tablespoon turbinado sugar
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup chopped strawberries
- 1/3 cup chopped peaches
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
Rinse the quinoa in a strainer, and then place the quinoa in a small saucepan. Add the non-dairy milk. Heat over medium heat, just until the non-dairy milk starts to bubble. Reduce the heat to low, and cover the pan.
Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes. The quinoa is done when the little ring separates from around the edge of the quinoa.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar, vegan buttery spread, and the pinch of salt.
Spoon into a bowl and top with the chopped peaches and strawberries. Sprinkle coconut on top.
You can easily make this creamy breakfast quinoa your own! Try adding:
- chopped nuts or seeds
- fresh mango and raspberries
- dark chocolate chunks and dried cherries
This is a very versatile recipe – I think it will become a staple in my breakfast rotation!
Have you had quinoa for breakfast? What did you think?