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Inspiration for wholesome weeknight & weekend cooking.

I’ve been curious about breakfast quinoa and tried a few recipes that really were not that good.  This is my favorite and it’s simple to make.  It’s a great high-protein alternative to warm oatmeal in the morning.  One of my two boys like this!  Top with fresh fruit and/or nuts or nothing at all.

Breakfast Quinoa

Recipe from Martha Stewart Living.

Breakfast Quinoa


  • 2 cups whole or low-fat milk, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar, plus more for serving
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) fresh blueberries, plus more for serving


  1. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 8 minutes. Stir in blueberries, and cook for 30 seconds. Serve with additional milk, sugar, cinnamon, and blueberries.

6 Responses to “Breakfast Quinoa”

  1. Ani

    I’ve also been curious about breakfast quinoa! I eat oatmeal every morning and absolutely love it and it’s many variations, but this might be a nice change!

  2. Michael RIBAUDO

    The question is can you get your husband to eat it !

    Sent from my iPad Michael Ribaudo


  3. Leanne Breckenridge

    I’ve made this a couple times now and really like it. I use non-dairy milk (which is a bit sweeter) and throw in some dried fruit (raisins, goji berries…) so I end up using less brown sugar. I also love Penzey’s “Cake spice” and use a good 1/2 tsp of that instead of plain cinnamon. Great recipe Susu! PS: Reheats good too.


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