Microwave Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
A comforting, warm, cinnamon quinoa breakfast bowl recipe that’s totally customizable and perfect for meal prep! Simply cook quinoa ahead of time in the microwave or on the stove, then reheat it in the morning and serve with your favorite toppings.
Meal Prepped Microwave Quinoa (Optional) 2 cups dry quinoa 4 cups water Per Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: 1 cup cooked quinoa 2-3 Tbsp milk of choice drizzle of honey or maple syrup pinch of cinnamon pinch of salt Toppings: ¼ banana sliced ¼ cup strawberries sliced 2 Tbsp slivered almonds Additional Topping Ideas: other fresh fruit chopped nuts of choice dollop of yogurt drizzle of nut butter anything else you enjoy!
How to cook quinoa in the microwave (optional): Option: In a fine mesh strainer, rinse dry quinoa with cold water, if needed. (This step removes bitterness but may or may not be necessary, depending on the brand of quinoa you’re using.) Place 12 cups dry quinoa (rinsed, if needed) and 4 cups water in a microwave-safe bowl or container.
Cover with a lid or plate and cook 6 minutes. Remove and stir—half of the water should be absorbed.
Return to the microwave for 4 more minutes and then allow to sit covered for 8-10 minutes, until water is absorbed.
Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork, serve, and enjoy! Or, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yields ~6 cups cooked quinoa – enough for 6 breakfast bowls. How to make a quinoa breakfast bowl: On prep day, cook quinoa over the stove according to package directions, or in the microwave (see above). Store in an airtight container in the fridge. At the time of serving, add 1 cup cooked quinoa to a bowl (or saucepan) with a splash of milk, honey or maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine. Top with sliced banana, fresh berries, nuts, or whatever you like! Yields 1 quinoa breakfast bowl. Repeat each morning as desired.
*Nutrition provided for quinoa breakfast bowl made with unsweetened almond milk & listed toppings.
Nutrition per 1 quinoa breakfast bowl without toppings: 237 calories | 3g fat | 47g carbs | 4g fiber | 7g sugar | 8g protein Serving: 1 quinoa breakfast bowl | Calories: 366 kcal | Carbohydrates: 60 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 10 g | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 10 g