This Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit is the perfect way to start off the day. It’s nutritious and hearty, and is packed with protein and nutrients. Fresh strawberries and bananas, as well as toasted coconut and almonds top this healthy breakfast porridge, a wonderful alternative to oatmeal and other porridges.
Looking for a new healthy breakfast idea? Give this Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Strawberries and Bananas a whirl. Quinoa is cooked in coconut milk with a touch of vanilla, sweetened with raw coconut sugar and topped off with some fresh fruit (strawberries and bananas in this case).
Quinoa has become so popular these days because of its health benefits. Not only is it high in protein, but it’s a great source of vitamin B6, folate, iron, and zinc. One cup of cooked quinoa has 180 calories, 2 grams fiber and 7 grams protein.
Now that quinoa is so popular and readily available, you can find it in all different varieties – white, red, and tri-color. I like to switch things up and use different varieties depending on my mood.
For all of you quinoa lovers, I hope you’ll give this Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit a try. It’s the perfect way to start off your day!
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Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit
This nutritious hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start the day.
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed, drained
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons organic raw coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- dash sea salt
- 2 tablespoons toasted coconut
- 2 tablespoons toasted almonds
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup sliced bananas
- coconut milk or almond milk for serving
Place quinoa, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes.
Spoon into serving bowls and top with toasted coconut, almonds, strawberries and bananas.
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
we love quinoa for breakfast!
I love that quinoa is becoming more and more popular. This looks so delicious Jeanette, great way to start the day! I’ve yet to make quinoa for breakfast, I have no idea why!
Christine from Cook the Story says
What a fabulous breakfast idea!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
I am a huge quinoa fan! I love having it as a breakfast cereal. Your combination sounds delicious! Coconut, almonds, strawberries, bananas…what’s not to love?!
Thanks Cindy – quinoa is so versatile – loving it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says
I know I’ve seen red quinoa but I don’t think I’ve seen the tri-color yet!
Sylvie – the tricolor quinoa is not as common but well worth seeking out – I think it’s so pretty.
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I haven’t tried quinoa for breakfast yet. This sounds perfect for my leftover quinoa from previous night to finish off. I’ll definitely try this. The almond slices and toasted coconut makes it very appealing here!
Sorry to ask this question again: is the coconut milk canned full fat, canned lowfat, or milk carton? If it’s full fat, should we assume the same for future recipes? Thanks!
Adrienne, I used full fat canned coconut milk but you could use light canned coconut milk. You could also use the kind in the carton but it won’t taste like coconut.
This recipe looks great! Can the quinoa be cooked in almond milk instead of coconut milk? If not, is there another substitute for coconut milk?
Alana – you can use your favorite milk in place of almond milk. You want to keep the liquid to dry quinoa ratio 2:1, so if you use almond milk instead of coconut milk (which is a lot thicker), I would reduce the amount of water, or use only almond milk.
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Michelle Lofgren says
Have been having issues with food ,pain after I eat,for months.Happy to say I ate quinoa hot for breakfast today and no pain ,I will be eating regularly. Obviously my body needs it.
Michelle Lofgren says
Amazing recipe,new to eating quinoa ,thank you for great ideas.
So glad you enjoyed this Michelle – thanks for letting me know!
Can I make it the night before?
Yes you should be able to – just add some more liquid when reheating the next morning