vegan quinoa breakfast bowl

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I know what you are thinking because I had the same thought. Quinoa for breakfast? But trust me on this one! This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is delicious and it will keep you full. It’s a Clean Eating recipe too 🙂

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Vegan breakfast recipes have proven to be one of the places I struggle most. It is hard for me to come up with family friendly recipes that do not contain eggs! Eggs are so quick and easy but now that we are eliminating them, we need to be creative. This recipe is similar to a quinoa porridge or overnight oats, however, the texture of the quinoa remains the same, as it doesn’t absorb a lot of liquid the way oats do. Keep that in mind if this is your fist breakfast bowl recipe

Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

I have been in love with Overnight Oats for a while now (check out my favorite version: Easy Overnight Oats). It is so easy to put together the night before and grab on the way out the door in the morning. But it was time for something new. Enter the Quinoa Breakfast Bowl!

quinoa breakfast bowlQuinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, and is high in fiber, magnesium and many other vitamins and minerals. To many it is considered a perfect food. It is gluten free, high in protein and is approved for Clean Eating!

This Quinoa Breakfast bowl is easy to put together with leftover quinoa and it can be heated in the microwave. It’s the perfect make ahead breakfast!

Note: I would not recommend eating it cold. It tastes much better warm 😉

Clean Eating Quinoa Breakfast

This vegan quinoa bowl is made with quinoa, almond milk and maple syrup as a base. I added apples, cinnamon, pomegranates and hazelnuts, but you can add anything.

Here are just a few ideas:

Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

Apples or Pears

Raisins, Dried Cherries or unsweetened Cranberries

Sliced Almonds, sunflower seeds or hazelnuts

Hemp hearts, Chia seeds or Flax seeds

clean eating quinoa

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

5 from 5 votes
vegan quinoa breakfast bowl
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients
  • 3/4 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk + more if preferred
  • 1/4 cup apples diced
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup to taste
  • chopped Hazelnuts or almonds optional
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan

  2. Simmer over medium heat until warmed and the apples are slightly soft. Add more almond milk as needed. Do not let it burn

  3. Serve! If desired, put it in a glass bowl and store in the fridge. It can be heated the next day before serving.

quinoa breakfast bowl

30 Comments

  • Tricia Snow January 31, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I am not a fan of Quinoa, but maybe if it was sweeter I would like it better than savory. I will try this with what I have left!

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  • Tracy Foster January 31, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Sounds like a perfect breakfast to me and Now I am starving!!

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    • NaturalDeets January 31, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Lol I know the feeling! I’m always hungry when I look at food!

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  • Anonymous January 31, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    This looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try!

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    • NaturalDeets January 31, 2019 at 11:47 pm

      Let me know how you like it!

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  • Angela Greven January 31, 2019 at 10:52 pm


    I think quinoa is a great idea for breakfast, I love the texture and the versatility of this seed! Pinned your recipe, looks yummy! 🙂

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    • NaturalDeets January 31, 2019 at 11:46 pm

      I think you will like this one too! It has become a regular around here. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Holly Bird January 31, 2019 at 10:58 pm


    great recipe!! I love eating a good healthy breakfast and this fits perfectly into my day!

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  • Ramae Hamrin February 1, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I have just rediscovered quinoa. In fact, we just made a quinoa pudding that was delicious. Your recipes inspires me, as I’m always looking for anti-inflammatory recipes. I never thought about quinoa for breakfast until now. I’m absolutely making this for me and my son this weekend! Thank you so much!

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  • Anna February 1, 2019 at 12:24 am


    Yes please! 🙌 gonna try it tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe. 😋

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  • Leigh Ann February 1, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I love the idea of this! Also, great look to your site and the recipe layout. Very professional!

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  • Tiffany February 1, 2019 at 3:03 am

    This blows my mind! Quinoa for breakfast…now I’m definitely curious. Its always been hit or miss with my family. Can’t wait to try this sweeter version with my picky eaters. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Junell DuBois February 1, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Such a healthy way to start the day

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  • jen February 1, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Love quinoa! It’s become one of my favorite foods so versatile!

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  • Cindy February 2, 2019 at 12:21 am

    This looks so good! I’m looking forward to trying it.

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  • Sandi February 2, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Yum, yum, yum! Such a nice change from overnight oats – my go to

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  • Meagan February 2, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I have never really been a fan of Quinoa but this looks pretty good.

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  • Melanie Walsh February 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I’ve found that if I start my day with something healthy, the whole rest of the day is better. This quinoa bowl sounds awesome! I would definitely do quinoa for breakfast.

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    • NaturalDeets February 3, 2019 at 3:53 am

      I agree! That’s one reason I am able to stick to this 🙂

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  • Michele Vadnais February 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Pauline February 2, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    I love over night oats too!! I will definitely try this.

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  • Kathryn at QuestFor47 February 3, 2019 at 1:35 am


    I LOVE quinoa! This looks like such a great recipe. I’ve only had quinoa for dinner, going to have to try expanding to breakfast too!

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  • Kirsten February 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Sounds delish!! I’ve never thought of using quinoa from breakfast.

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  • Nicki February 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I will try this! Thanks!

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  • Jennifer Morrison February 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm


    This sounds so delicious to me! I love that it has sliced almonds as I love the texture that adds to a dish!

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  • Shirley February 5, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I have never tried the overnight oats or quinoa. I may have to try it some day. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Brittany February 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I love quinoa! I need to try this, it looks like a great, filling breakfast!

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  • T.M. Brown February 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I have to admit that I have not given quinoa much of a chance. You’ve at least piqued my interest and I’ll print this off just in case.

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  • Katie February 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

    What an interesting twist on the concept of oatmeal! I’ll have to try this, I’ve heard of the health benefits of quinoa, but would never have thought to use it in this way!

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  • Laura February 9, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I’d never thought of quinoa for breakfast before! This is fantastic! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

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