A Super Yummy Vegan Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Hey guys!

I’m always looking for ways to get more protein at breakfast. Like yeah, I love eggs and I can always throw some protein powder in a smoothie, but sometimes I just want to mix it up. Bonus points if it’s something I can meal prep because my mornings are BUSY.

Well, I found a winner. Wanna know what it is?


I can’t evennnn believe I never knew that A. Quinoa doesn’t always have to be savory and B. Quinoa for breakfast is a huuuuuuge upgrade to oatmeal! Seriously though, where has this recipe been my whole life?!?!

Of course, I couldn’t keep it to myself. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and an amazing source of plant-based protein (16 grams!).

ALSO, this recipe came straight out of my 90 Day Journey! If you want more recipes just like this, check out my 90 Day Journey Meal Plans!

Get ready, this Breakfast Quinoa is really gonna up your breakfast game.

bowl of breakfast quinoa topped with cinnamon and blueberries

How To Make Breakfast Quinoa


  • 1/2 c uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 c water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 T unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 c berries
  • 2 T walnuts, chopped


1. Add quinoa, water and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until no water remains. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
2. Add flaxseed, sweetener and cinnamon. You might also add a tablespoon or so of almond or coconut milk to make your oats extra creamy.
3. Stir, top with nuts and fresh fruit, and enjoy!


  • Sometimes I double or triple this recipe to have breakfast ready later in the week!
  • Feel free to use any sweetener you prefer.

Move over oatmeal, this Breakfast Quinoa recipe is going to be your new staple!

When you make this, tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments so I can see your beautiful bowl of Breakfast Quinoa! If you need more delicious, healthy breakfast recipes, remember that you can find even more in my 90 Day Journey Meal Plans!

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  1. Harry says:

    Looks delicious! The quinoa is a great source of protein and together with walnuts and berries is the perfect combination of macronutrients.

  2. Nicole Taylor says:

    What does T mean in the recipe? Not tablespoon or teaspoon?

    1. Olivia says:

      a big T = tablespoon
      a small t = teaspoon

  3. Kayleigh Fletcher says:

    I love this recipe it is amazing but I was wondering how many calories there is in it
    Thank you so much

  4. Me and my wife have a breakfast date tommorow and this one will be addition on our table. Thank you!

  5. Kiran says:

    This was really good! I ended up only eating half for breakfast but I am sure I will have the rest tomorrow. I can’t wait to try it again, maybe I will add some other spices/flavors.

  6. Riya says:

    I absolutely love Quinoa. It has helped me to reduce weight immensely and your recipe is a great upgrade from my regular Quinoa meal.. Thanks a ton for sharing!

  7. Kelli Shymka says:

    I love quinoa!! I got sick of it years ago and am now back on the band wagon. Protein for breakfast for me is super important. Sweet breakfasts are not good for me as the sugars make me feel like I need to eat more. I definitely am going to try this and see how I feel. I wonder if you could post more paleo friendly meals? Paleo is something I am leaning more towards. Even though quinoa is a grain, I also listen to what my body needs. Thank you Casey! Always love your posts and learning more about nutrition. You explain in a much simpler way and gets straight to the point. 🙏💗

  8. Magdalyn says:

    Hi Cassey, I LOVE quinoa. I’m going to make it tomorrow for breakfast and see how it tastes!!🤤

    1. Fred says:

      Dear Cassey, this was delicious! A good idea is to pack it with a vacuum sealer vacuum sealer. This way you can enjoy it several times!!! 🤤