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Quinoa oatmeal served with a variety of toppings for breakfast
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Breakfast Quinoa Oatmeal

If you're looking for a new way to eat oats for breakfast, try this Quinoa Oatmeal. Each serving has 6 grams of protein to keep you energized
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 187kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Stovetop Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  • In a small saucepan, add quinoa over medium heat and lightly toast it until it starts to make popping noises, about, 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in almond milk, maple syrup, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow quinoa to set for 5 more minutes. 

Microwave Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add quinoa, milk, maple syrup and salt. Cover with a lid or plate and microwave for 6 minutes. Stir and return to the microwave and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the microwave and allow quinoa to set for 5 more minutes. 


  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Divide into four bowls and serve as you would oatmeal with fruits and toppings of your choice.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the quinoa oatmeal in the microwave or on the stovetop in advance. To reheat, simply add a splash of milk or water and microwave for 1 minute.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. You can also use any type of milk you'd like and any sweetener of choice.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any toppings.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1.9mg