This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is an easy gluten free recipe for busy mornings. It’s eaten warm and made sweet by a drizzle of maple syrup on top of the slivered almonds and dried fruit. A filling and healthy way to start the day!
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced ‘KEEN-wah’) is a plant from South America. The seeds of the plant are edible and those are what are harvested for people to eat. When you see a bag of quinoa in the store, those are the seeds of the quinoa plant. The seeds contain quite a bit of protein, as well as several vitamins and minerals. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this article from Everyday Health.
Is Quinoa Gluten Free?
Quinoa is gluten free, but you have to be careful of cross contamination. It may be processed in a facility where gluten-containing grains are also processed.
Something else to consider is the make-up of quinoa. The seeds contain storage proteins that can mimic those found in gluten-containing grains. If you have celiac disease, you may want to read this article from Gluten Free Society detailing research on the subject.
If you’ve have quinoa before and know it’s fine for you, then read on to get in the quinoa breakfast bowl action.
How to Make A Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
This recipe uses microwavable quinoa, which is so much more convenient than cooking it on the stove. Plus it’s perfect for when you’re running short on time.
Cook the quinoa in the microwave according to the package directions. Split the contents between two bowls (or keep half in the fridge for the next morning if you’re making a solo breakfast).
Measure out then pile on the dried cherries, raisins, and slivered almonds onto the quinoa. Take a sharp knife and a cutting board and quarter the dried figs, then place six quarter pieces on each bowl.
Drizzle a tablespoon of maple syrup onto each bowl, then eat with a spoon while the quinoa is still warm!
If breakfast recipes are up your alley, check these out for more morning goodness:
Need more breakfast ideas for your mornings? Check these recipes out!
– Blueberry Crisp Oatmeal
– Simple Avocado Toast
– Breakfast Yogurt Parfait
– Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
– Leftover Breakfast Hash (this one is great for using up food in your fridge!)
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Recipe for Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
- 8 ounces microwavable quinoa
- 2 tbsp dried cherries
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds
- 3 dried golden figs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- A microwave
- Two small-to-medium-sized bowls
- Measuring spoons
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- Two spoons
- Cook the quinoa in the microwave according to the package directions.
- After the quinoa is cooked, separate it out into two bowls in a roughly even layer.
- Measure out the dried cherries, raisins, and sliced almonds putting 1 tablespoon of each in each bowl.
- Cut the golden figs in quarters using a sharp knife and cutting board, then place 6 pieces in each quinoa bowl.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the quinoa and dried fruits in each bowl, more if desired. Eat with a spoon while the quinoa is still warm.