Breakfast Quinoa with Fruit & Maple

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If you haven’t figured it out just yet I love to eat and I enjoy eating healthfully too. One of my favorite versatile healthy foods is quinoa. If you want to try mixing things up for breakfast, try making this breakfast quinoa with fruit and maple. It’s filling and oh so delicious.

Red Quinoa for breakfast with fruit, maple and a whole lot of yum

If you’re tried of eating the same old things for breakfast, I have a tasty way to change things up. You can use any quinoa if have on hand, but I used red quinoa in this recipe. The ingredients are simple, clean and oh so delicious.

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This breakfast quinoa recipe is made with blueberries, bananas, maple syrup and walnuts. Once you get the basic recipe down you can customize it any way you like.

Health Benefits of Breakfast Quinoa with Fruit and Maple

Quinoa is powerful plant based protein packing in 8 grams of protein for every cup cooked. Walnuts (also known as brain food), are packed with omega 3-s for brain nourishment. Blueberries are packed with disease fighting antioxidants and bananas are filled with heart healthy potassium.

In every which way, you just can’t go wrong with having quinoa for breakfast. Try the recipe below.

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Breakfast Quinoa with Fruit & Maple

Breakfast Quinoa with Fruit & Maple

A healthy and tasty breakfast, this quinoa recipe is simple, filling and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup red quinoa cooked
  • 2 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • sliced bananas, blueberries and chopped walnuts


  1. Bring milk almost to a boil on medium heat (uncovered)
  2. Add quinoa, cinnamon and vanilla
  3. Stir well and reduce from heat
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is soft
  5. Pour into serving bowls and top with bananas, fruit and walnuts
  6. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve with additional milk as desired.

Other healthy quinoa recipes:

Easy Quinoa Mango Salad

Chicken Quinoa Salad

Original: January 16, 2014: Updated January 5, 2022

  • Comments ( 12 )

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    This look fabulous! Pinned it!

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    Now that looks DELICIOUS!!!!

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    MCM Mama (@mcmmama)

    I love quinoa, but I’ve never considered making it sweet instead of savory… Sounds yummy though!

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      Give it a try! Come back and tell me what you think.

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    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}

    I’ve been wanting to try quinoa for breakfast. I’m going to have to give this a try!

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    My whole family loves quinoa, I haven’t made it for breakfast yet though, can’t wait to give this a try!

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      Yay! So happy to hear that you will give it a try. Enjoy!

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    April Harris (@apriljharris)

    I agree, LIsa, healthy choices eighty percent of the time are definitely the way to go. Your Breakfast Quinoa looks really tempting. I love it when delicious is healthy too! I’ll be featuring this post in my Hearth and Soul post this week. Thank you for sharing it!

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    I just pinned it – it looks like the perfect breakfast for a cold day. I have a favorite Quinoa salad recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen here It’s yummy.

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    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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