Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)

Make a batch of this berry almond breakfast quinoa, and you’ll have four breakfasts ready for the week!  Vegan, gluten-free and free of refined sugars, so it’s a great way to start your day.

I have been REALLY enjoying breakfast lately.  Those words are very unusual coming from me.

Ever since my Facebook community told me they were totally into doing a 14 Day Breakfast Prep Challenge in September, I’ve been on a make-ahead breakfast mission! (update: we are alternating meal prep challenges, for more information, check out this page!)

Looking around my blog, I realized that I am not a sweet breakfast person.  I have plenty of savory make-ahead breakfasts (such as these Quinoa Egg Breakfast Muffins and these Spinach & Feta Egg Breakfast Quesadillas).  But no sweet breakfasts.

So today’s recipe is filling the void with this Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa!

Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)

Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)

This breakfast quinoa recipe is kind of a riff on oatmeal, but I have to say I will take the texture of this quinoa to mushy oatmeal any day!

I cooked up a cup of quinoa in some almond milk (sub cow’s milk by all means if you’d like!), flavoring it with a touch of cinnamon and cardamom.  After cooking, stir in a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup, top with some berries and almond slices, and serve (or save for later).

This berry almond breakfast quinoa is not really that sweet, actually most of the sweetness comes from the berries on top.  Use whatever berries you have on hand, it’s even great with frozen berries!

Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)

Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)

I stored my quinoa in these 250 mL jars, which was perfect for a portion of quinoa, but there wasn’t much space for berries.  If you’d like to portion out a full serving of berries (I use a full cup), I recommend these glass storage containers.  They are microwave safe so you can reheat right in the container!

To reheat, simply add a bit more almond milk, stir it all up, heat for a minute or so on 80% so it is lightly heated.  And enjoy!

I love that you can just grab these out of the fridge and take them with you, so if you are in a serious rush, you still get to eat a nutritious breakfast.

OK friends!  That’s it for today.

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Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (Make Ahead)
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups almond milk (regular, not unsweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 cups mixed berries
  • 4 tablespoons sliced almonds
  1. In a medium pot, combine the quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 or so minutes, until the quinoa is cooked through.
  3. Cool quinoa. Stir in the maple syrup, and divide into four containers: ¾ cup cooked quinoa, 1 cup fruit, 1 tablespoon sliced almonds.
Nutritional Information: (1/4 batch)
Calories 352 // Fat 50 g // Saturated Fat 3 g // Cholesterol 0 mg // Carbohydrate 58 g // Fiber 8 g // Sugars 24 g // Protein 28 g

If you are cooking this in your rice cooker, replace the almond milk with water.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ batch Calories: 352 Saturated fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 58 g Sugar: 24 g Fiber: 8 g Protein: 28 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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