Quick-Quinoa Breakfast


New Quinoa recipe number two… Quinoa Porridge!

I’ve made this recipe a few times in the past but was recently reminded of it when I saw this post over at Closet Cooking (I love that site, Kevin is always trying something new).

This meal is very much like having oatmeal for breakfast… it’s hot, hearty, and d’lishes PLUS it packs a little extra punch of protein which will helps to give this meal some staying power. I mean really, what’s worse than eating breakfast and then being hungry an hour later?!

This is another one of those, “take-the-idea-and-then-make-it-your-own” recipes. I opted for maple syrup, Goji berries and walnuts but remember to adjust all my recipes (actually ALL recipes) to your liking… add some more milk, play with the sweetners, mix up the fruit and swap the nuts… GO CRAZY! I prefer crazy people anyhow… sane gets boring.

There are no rules here… okay maybe just one… okay two: Keep it simple and make it D’lishes!

Let me know what you guys think… Enjoy!

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5 from 14 votes

Quick-Quinoa Breakfast

Calories: 247kcal


  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Goji berries
  • 2 tsp raw walnuts
  • 1/4 banana sliced up
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg


  • Combine quinoa, milk, honey and Goji berries in a small saucepan and place over a medium low heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn it down to a simmer and allow it to cook for about five minutes or so or until the porridge has thickened a bit and is heated through.
  • Stir in walnuts and bananas and top with cinnamon and nutmeg Enjoy!


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 3.1% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 11.5%
Course: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine: BREAKFAST, Gluten Free, Vegetarian