This Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl makes a tasty and nutritious morning meal. The quinoa can be prepared ahead and topped with fruit, berries and yogurt!
The past few mornings have been kind of tough. The big girls went back to school this week and we are back at soccer and our routine. Getting back on a sleep schedule has been a challenge for them. Part of it is my fault, since I wasn’t strict with maintaining a bedtime during the holiday break. Big Mistake. So now we are “retraining” and getting back on routine. I have been trying to come up with new ideas for quick and nutritious breakfasts. One big hit is this cinnamon quinoa.
I wanted to try something a little different for them for breakfast. Both girls are pretty picky about what they eat and so I needed something that would come together easy and could be versatile, plus give them the nutrients that they need to get through the school day. Enter quinoa. I just love quinoa. It’s has a fun shape, a slight crunch and a bit of protein. I typically prepare it for dinner, so it is always savory, but I wanted to try cinnamon quinoa for breakfast. And it worked. It’s delicious.
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We topped our cinnamon quinoa with vanilla yogurt, fresh strawberries and unsweetened coconut flakes. Of course any fruit can be added. It would be fantastic with blackberries, frozen or fresh blueberries, kiwi, bananas. What I like about the cinnamon quinoa is that there it’s similar to granola, but without the added sweetener that granola contains.
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Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Yield 2 servings
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unprepared quinoa, rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Rinse quinoa and add to pot with almond milk and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer for 15 minutes. Check frequently to make sure quinoa doesn't burn. Place in bowls and top with yogurt, berries and coconut flakes. Can be served hot or cold!
The cinnamon quinoa can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for the mornings. It can be eaten either warm or cold.