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.
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?