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Bowl of cinnamon breakfast quinoa, topped with raisins, chia seeds, peanut butter, and banana slices. A teaspoon of cinnamon, a gold spoon, and a glass of iced coffee are beside the bowl.
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Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Have quinoa for breakfast with this easy cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl. It's vegan, gluten-free and the quinoa packs in a good amount of protein. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast quinoa
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut or almond butter
  • maple syrup + banana slices for topping optional


  • Rinse quinoa: Rinse quinoa and drain.
  • Cook quinoa: Place milk and rinsed quinoa into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Combine ingredients: Add cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Reduce heat: Reduce to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Watch the pot carefully and stir often because it has a tendency to want to boil over.
  • Add toppings and serve: When ready to eat, place a portion of the quinoa into a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup and top with chia seeds, raisins and nut butter.


  • Milk: I prefer unsweetened almond milk, but coconut milk or oat milk would also be delicious. Regular cow's milk works too.
  • Chia seeds: Ground flaxseed works great too.
  • Raisins: I like the cinnamon raisin combo, but any dried fruit will work.
  • Nut butter: either almond or peanut butter is delicious, but if you can't do nuts sunflower seed butter works too


Serving: 1/2 recipe without toppings | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 95mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g