Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast

[ 17 ] October 9, 2013 |

Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast with almonds and Berries

I love quinoa and oatmeal. By combining the two in this Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast recipe, we get a bonus boost of nutritional goodness. You’ll love the creaminess of this breakfast, and the fact that it’s super healthy and easy to make.

Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast with almonds and Berries

We all know how important it is to start our day with a good breakfast, and these healthy ingredients start the day right. After eating this satisfying dish, I don’t feel the need to snack later in the morning. The fiber in the oatmeal helps control blood sugar and keeps you full all morning, and the quinoa gives you extra protein.

Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast with almonds and Berries

Top this Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast with fresh berries and diced bananas, but it’s such a versatile recipe that you can use your favorite seasonal fruits. In the winter you can even use thawed frozen berries; they won’t be firm but they’ll still be good. I also added some sliced almonds, but why not use your favorite nuts and make it your own? If you want to add more sweetness, splash in a little maple syrup or agave.

Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast with almonds and Berries

This recipe is inspired from the blog Cdivine

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Quinoa and Oatmeal Breakfast
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk ( I use almond milk); use more if needed
  • salt to taste
toppings
  • Banana
  • cinnamon
  • sliced almonds
  • Fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa under running water to remove any saponin (this natural coating gives unwashed quinoa a bitter taste). Drain well.
  2. Add quinoa, rolled oats, milk, and ¼ tsp salt to a pot. Bring it to boil. Lower the heat and allow the contents to simmer for about 7-9 minutes while stirring occasionally. Close the lid and allow the contents to simmer for another 3-5 minutes until the quinoa and oats are cooked. Remove from heat and leave covered for 1 minute. Stir and serve hot with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Top with almond, diced banana and fresh berries. Optional—sweeten to taste with maple syrup or agave.
Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Healthy Choices

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  1. I like quinoa too but I’ve never had it for breakfast. Will do that today!

  2. Pam says:

    I absolutely love this. I love quinoa but with oatmeal (which I’m not fond of) is wonderful. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. M K says:

    Do you cook the quinoa before and then with the oats I’ve never cooked quinoa before so do I rinse it before I cook it. Sounds silly but I don’t want to mess it up. Thanks it looks like a great recipe looking forward to trying it

  4. Rebecca says:

    Can you use quick cook oatmeal in this recipe?

  5. Jessica says:

    This was amazing. I added a dollop of peanut butter to eat with the bananas. Lots left over. Is it ok to reheat? Thanks for this recipie!

  6. Adriana A. says:

    Is there a way that I could make a big batch of this and eat it throughout the week? If so, how would you do it? TIA!

    • Adriana, you can double the recipe or you can also make a big batch in a slow cooker. I would divide it into portions,and leave it in the refrigerator in freeze some. Good LucK!

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