Maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa bowl
This maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa bowl is a healthy whole-grain breakfast option that is naturally vegan and gluten-free. This breakfast quinoa has become a staple in my kitchen!
I’m sure you’ve seen quinoa in plenty of savoury dishes like quinoa salads and quinoa burgers, but quinoa is just as good (if not better!) in sweeter dishes.
It may seem a little odd to some people to eat quinoa for breakfast-and it did to me too before I tried it for the first time. (This was also my feelings I had towards green smoothies before trying one!) But once you jump on the breakfast quinoa bandwagon, I guarantee you’ll be adding this breakfast to your morning routine.
Quinoa makes a great breakfast cereal for so many reasons. For one, it’s a healthy whole-grain “superfood” that’s naturally gluten-free and loaded with protein, fibre and iron. It’s also naturally gluten-free.
While I love a good bowl of oatmeal, quinoa makes a bit of a lighter breakfast and will leave you feeling a little less sluggish, and full of energy. It can also be enjoyed hot or cold, so it’s perfect to enjoy all year round! This has been one of my go-to breakfasts when I want something a little more substantial than a smoothie, but also want something that won’t leave me feeling tired and sluggish in the morning. It’s really the perfect dose of energy for the morning!
I usually prepare a pot of quinoa on my food prep day, which I then store in the fridge to have for breakfast for the week. Then I just toss it in a bowl and add my favourite toppings. Right now I love adding blueberries and bananas to my breakfast quinoa, but you can really use any fruit you like!
A few notes on this recipe
The quinoa makes up the base of this recipe, but there are of course many different topping options! This quinoa gets mixed up with some maple syrup and cinnamon and then topped off with hemp seeds, walnuts, fruit and coconut flakes. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein so I love adding them to this breakfast, though you can add any nuts & seeds of your choice. I always love adding some bananas and a type of berry (in this case blueberries) on top of this maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa. You can also add some nut butter, or your favourite jam swirled on top.
I love making my own sprouted grains at home. Sometimes I love to add some sprouted buckwheat, oats, or rye on top of this quinoa. The topping options are really endless!
This maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa is
- High-in protein
- Naturally vegan & gluten-free
- High in Fiber, Omegas, Iron and Potassium
- Can be prepared in advance
If you need breakfast to take on the go, rather than preparing this recipe in a bowl, you can make it in a jar. Layer the quinoa, nuts, fruit…etc. until you fill up your jar and take it to go.Print
Maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa bowl
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Cook
- Cuisine: American
A healthy breakfast quinoa bowl to fuel your morning!
- 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp walnuts
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- extra cinnamon & maple syrup to top
- Mix the quinoa maple syrup and cinnamon together and pour into a bowl.
- Add the hemp seeds, walnuts, banana and blueberries.
- Top with extra cinnamon and maple syrup if desired.
Enjoy this breakfast quinoa warm or cold.
Add some almond milk if you prefer to enjoy this more like a cereal.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 447
- Sugar: 38g
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 74g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 13g
Keywords: breakfast quinoa, healthy breakfast recipe
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Super beautiful bowl. I love everything about this. Maple + Cinnamon + Quinoa – all so nutritious.
Hi Traci, thank you so much!
We do oatmeal at my house a lot with various mix-ins, but now I’m excited to try this in place of the oats. I love quinoa!
Hi Melissa! I used to have oats almost every morning, (especially in the winter) but when I discovered you can actually have quinoa for breakfast it quickly became one of my favourite breakfasts! Definitely great for summer too since it’s a little bit lighter than oatmeal. I hope you like it too!