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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe

A tasty alternative to oatmeal, this quinoa breakfast bowl can double as a dessert! Loaded with healthy grains and topped with berries, almonds, and cinnamon, you can't go wrong with adding this bowl to your weekly meal prep. 

About This Recipe 

Quinoa is a complete protein and one of the higher protein grains (and also, a complete source of amino acids) out there compared to oats. 

Quinoa makes a delicious replacement if you are burnt out on eating oatmeal for breakfast or want to try something new! We opted for a spiced apple pie quinoa breakfast bowl but you can experiment with a variety of flavors: 

  • Savory Pesto and Butternut Squash Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 
  • Cheesy Tofu and Turmeric Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 
  • Chai Spiced Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 
  • Dutch Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 
  • Peaches and Cream Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 

The best part of this breakfast bowl recipe is it fits in most meal plans. No matter if you are vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, flexitarian, or just trying to eat cleaner, you'll love this simple recipe. 

A 4-ounce scoop of quinoa provides:

  • 136 calories
  • 2 grams of fat
  • 24 grams of carbs
  • 5 grams of protein

This recipe is also great if you are trying to gain weight or muscle, as appropriately fueling with carbohydrates and protein is an important part of any muscle gain meal plan. 

How to Prepare Spiced Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 5 minutes 
Servings: 3 each

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups Trifecta Quinoa (or cooked quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup Trifecta Sweet Potato (optional) 
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 small apple, small diced 
  • 2/3 cup of milk or dairy alternative 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice

For Garnish: 

  • 1/4 cup fresh fruit 
  • 1 teaspoon toasted almonds or pecans 

Kitchen Tools: 

Step 1: Mise en Place 

ingredients for  quiona breakfast bowl recipe placed on a wooden board

Mise en place is an quintessential culinary term that translates to "put in place," meaning gather all of your ingredients before starting the cooking process. This is a great skill to save time on your weekly meal prep and get more organized in your kitchen. 

Gather all of the ingredients you are using for your quinoa breakfast bowl recipe and slice an additional ingredients needed. 

Step 2: Heat All Ingredients Together 

quinoa breakfast bowl cooking in pot

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and combine all of the ingredients besides the garnishes and heat for 3-4 minutes until warmed through. 

Step 3: Portion 

quinoa breakfast bowl in meal prep container

Remove your quinoa breakfast porridge from the heat and portion into meal prep containers. 

If you're preparing this as a part of your weekly meal prep, be sure to allow the breakfast bowl to cool completely uncovered in your fridge before topping it with any garnishes. 


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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe

COOK TIME:

5 min

PREP TIME:

5 min

YIELD:

3

DESCRIPTION

A healthy twist on an old time favorite, this apple pie quinoa bowl will cure any cravings you have for the classic treat! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups Trifecta Quinoa or Cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Trifecta Sweet Potato (optional)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 small apple, small diced
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened milk or dairy alternative of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • For Garnish

  • 1/4 cup fresh fruit
  • 1 teaspoon toasted almonds or pecans

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Gather all of the ingredients you are using for your quinoa breakfast bowl recipe and slice any additional ingredients needed.

  2. Heat a small sauce pot over medium heat and combine all of the ingredients besides the garnishes and heat for 3-4 minutes until warmed through.

  3. Remove your quinoa breakfast porridge from the heat and portion into meal prep containers. If you're preparing this as a part of your weekly meal prep, be sure to allow the breakfast bowl to cool completely uncovered in your fridge before topping it with any garnishes.

NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 1 | Calories Per Serving: 180

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    3%
  • Cholesterol 0mg
    0%
  • Sodium 55mg
    2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g
    12%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C