This Sweet Strawberry Breakfast Quinoa Bowl Is A Hearty Breakfast That's Full Of Flavor & A Good Source Of Protein. Made With Only 5 Ingredients! A Wholesome Protein Rich Vegan, Dairy-Free & No Added Sugar Breakfast.
Full Recipe Ingredients/Instructions are available in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. However you can find important tips in the post like how to store, reheat and substitutes.
Looking for more protein in your vegan breakfast with a lot of flavor? Tired of the usual morning grains - oatmeal and grits that are carb heavy and protein light?
You’ll definitely enjoy our yummy strawberry and cream quinoa breakfast bowl recipe. The quinoa helps create a nutritionally dense, healthy breakfast bowl for vegans and non vegans alike.
Quinoa - a superfood packed with protein
Strawberries - are a good source of vitamin C and potassium
Non-Dairy Milk - oat or almond milk work well
Strawberry Jam - you can buy your favorite or make our 5 minute homemade jam
Frequently Asked Questions
Quinoa is more nutritionally dense but oatmeal still makes a healthy breakfast choice. Nutritionally speaking, if we compare 1 cooked cup of each.
Yes, quinoa is an excellent breakfast
choice. It’s a protein pack grain (actually seed). Great in traditional savory dishes and versatile enough for sweet dishes.
To remove the bitter taste. All quinoa has a protective coating called saponin that can give cooked quinoa a bitter taste and rinsing it removes that coating and bitterness. Rinse under cold running water until it runs clear.
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), is described as a "superfood". Is actually an edible seed that comes in a variety of colors including black, red, yellow, and white.
Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins (B1, Folate, Magnesium) and minerals. It is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot make on their own. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet.
How To Sweeten?
We don’t find it necessary to add sugar to this recipe because the jam is already sweet. But you can definitely add a drizzle of maple syrup, sugar in the raw, date syrup or honey if you eat it.
Can You Make Quinoa Ahead Of Time?
Yes, this is a great meal prep recipe especially if you use your instant pot to cook your quinoa in under ten minutes.
If you do use already cooked grains add more non-dairy milk and strawberries to add some of the flavor lost from not simmering on the stove top.
Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh colander and rinse under running water for around 30 seconds. Drain well. This step removes any bitterness on the outside of the quinoa caused by naturally occurring saponins.
Combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 ½ cup milk, ½ cup water, 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, then decrease the heat to low for a gentle simmer.
Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid.
Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered. Add topping and serve.
We also have a choose your own adventure style Quinoa breakfast bowl recipe on the site too.
How To Store
Store quinoa in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
More Quinoa Recipes
Sweet Breakfast Quinoa Bowl (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
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- 1 ½ cup Dairy-free milk – we use oat milk or almond milk
- ½ cup Water
- ¾ cup Quinoa
- 2 tablespoons Strawberry jam – we make an easy homemade microwave jam but you can used store-bought too
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh colander and rinse under running water for around 30 seconds. Drain well. This step removes any bitterness on the outside of the quinoa caused by naturally occurring saponins
- Combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 ½ cup milk, ½ cup water, 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, then decrease the heat to low for a gentle simmer.
- Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid
- Remove the pot from heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered. Add topping and serve.
These nutritional figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
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