Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Fruit, Nuts & Seeds

Posted on March 28, 2015

Hey Everyone! Are you a big breakfast eater? I never really used to eat breakfast growing up, other than the occasional morning stop at the bakery with my dad on my way to school, but things have definitely changed since then, and I love a good breakfast now! My morning always starts off with a big cup of English Breakfast Tea, but as for my breakfast choices, they are constantly changing because I get bored of eating the same breakfast very quickly. Plus I find that switching things up and making breakfast a little more interesting will make me more likely to eat it, and I won’t end up snacking on random things all morning. Sometimes I make a healthy breakfast at the beginning of the week that can be reheated or will last for a couple days (like this baked oatmeal or this granola) and then on weekends or when I’m craving something sweet, I tend to make something a little more indulgent (like this baked French toast) to have with my morning tea, or even eat for an afternoon treat. Another breakfast that I love and that can easily be prepared the night before and simply assembled in the morning is a big, hearty quinoa bowl. Quinoa is so filling and satisfying which makes it a great breakfast choice, and paired with lots of fresh fruit, nuts, seeds or yogurt, it’s a great healthy breakfast option!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Fruit, Nuts & Seeds

QUINOA BREAKFAST BOWL WITH FRUIT, NUTS & SEEDS

YOU WILL NEED
Cooked quinoa (about 1/4 t0 1/2 cup per portion)
Fresh fruit (I like to use bananas and various berries)
Yogurt (Plain or Greek)
Chopped nuts of your choice (I used walnuts & pine nuts)
Seeds of your choice (I used pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
Optional: sprinkling of brown sugar/cinnamon or a little bit of maple syrup

 Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Fruit, Nuts & Seeds

DIRECTIONS
This barely needs explaining, but basically you want to cook your quinoa and let it cool. I use about 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (it just about doubles in volume once it cooks) per serving, and that makes for a super hearty breakfast! Make sure you rinse the quinoa before cooking it, and simply follow the cooking instructions on the box (usually quinoa cooks in about 15 minutes). Then just throw everything together in the bowl, and your breakfast is ready! This would be a great make ahead breakfast too, you could cook your quinoa the night before, and have all the other ingredients portioned off, washed, chopped and ready to go, and then simply assemble your bowl in the morning! So easy, and such a satisfying, nutritious breakfast!

For other delicious breakfast recipes, check these out:

Homemade Maple Almond Granola Baked Banana Walnut Oatmeal
Left: Homemade Maple Almond Granola (recipe here) Right: Baked Banana Walnut Oatmeal (recipe here)

Sour Cream Pancakes with Blueberries Pecan Praline Baked French Toast
Left: Sour Cream Pancakes with Blueberries (recipe here) Right: Pecan Praline Baked French Toast (recipe here)

Happy Cooking, Everyone! Have a great weekend!
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10 Comments

  • Reply Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist March 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Nice to meet you Maria. I love having quinoa for breakfast! I am really enjoying getting to know you through your blog. Have a great weekend and keep warm.

    • Reply ahomemadeliving March 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for the kind comment, hope you have a great weekend too, I’m gonna go over to visit your blog 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Winnie March 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    We happen to loooooooooooove quinoa!
    But honestly I’ve thought of having it for breakfast. I love the idea, especially with fruits 🙂

    • Reply ahomemadeliving March 30, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Winnie! I love quinoa both sweet and savory, and it’s so filling, so it makes for a great breakfast! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

  • Reply swathi April 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Love anything with quinoa, but never tried it as breakfast dish, sure I am going to try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning. tweeting and sharing in google plus.

    • Reply ahomemadeliving April 5, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much! I love quinoa for breakfast, because it’s so filling and satisfying, it keeps me from snacking all morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Miz Helen April 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

    This would be a delicious Breakfast. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply ahomemadeliving April 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thank you, Miz Helen! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  • Reply CJ Huang April 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Definitely like those breakfasts you can prep ahead of time, and it’s even better if they’re good on the go. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

    • Reply ahomemadeliving April 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      I love breakfasts like that too! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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