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Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Have you tried quinoa for breakfast yet? If you're looking for a delicious, filling and healthy breakfast to start your mornings off right, consider making these tasty and healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowls.

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan.

Did you know that quinoa is rather well suited for breakfast? Its naturally nutty and slightly sweet taste makes it a great alternative to the same old bowl of oatmeal, cereal, or granola in the morning.

Three quinoa breakfast bowls topped with pears, pomegranate and pecans.

Quinoa is packed with nutrients and is a good source of complete protein. It's also gluten-free, which makes it a great option for a gluten-free breakfast. The addition of fresh seasonal fruit means this bowl can change with the seasons and is delicious at any time of the year.

One of the best things about this breakfast is how customizable it is, you can use just about any fruit and nut combination you fancy.

For this post, I used pears, pomegranate and pecans. But there are so many options possible. You can use fresh berries in the summer and apples are delicious in the fall.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowls topped with milk.

How to Make it

Steps Overview:

Start by cooking the quinoa. I usually cook one cup of quinoa in two cups of water. But it's best to follow the directions on your package of quinoa.

While the quinoa is cooking, toast the pecans in a 350ºF oven for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and let the nuts cool.

Prepare your fruit by washing and dicing it into bite size pieces.

When the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork. Portion and spoon the quinoa into bowls, top each bowl with the fruit and nuts of your choosing. I chose pear, pomegranate and pecan pieces for these quinoa bowls but you can use whatever fruit and nut or seed you have on hand.

Add a dash of cinnamon, maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice) and dairy or non-dairy milk of your choosing. You could also add a bit of vanilla extract to add more flavour to your bowl or to switch things up.

If your mornings are rushed you can always cook the quinoa the night before. In the morning, warm the quinoa with your milk and then add your fruit and nut toppings. It makes a delicious, warm and comforting breakfast.

Close-up of a Pear, Pommegranate and Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa breakfast bowls are one of my favourite ways to start my day, but I also love quinoa in this delicious Southwestern Quinoa Salad and in this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa dish.


Top view of a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
A delicious, filling and healthy breakfast bowl filled with tasty fruit and quinoa.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 cup raw quinoa rinsed
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces or nut or seed of your choosing
  • 1 large pear diced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • warmed milk as much as you like
  • maple syrup to your liking
  • cinnamon to your liking


  • To cook the quinoa, combine 2 cups of water and the quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed, stirring occasionally. When quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, toast the pecans in a 350ºF oven for about 10 min, stirring once after 5 min.
  • Portion and spoon quinoa into bowls, top each with the diced pear, pomegranate and pecan pieces.
  • Add cinnamon, maple syrup and warmed milk to your liking.
Keyword Breakfast Bowl, Quinoa Breakfast Bowls, Quinoa Cereal
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Brooke Ridgeway

Thursday 19th of February 2015

Mmm, looks refreshing!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 21st of February 2015

Thanks! It's one if my favourite breakfasts.

Sadia Mohamed

Thursday 12th of February 2015

A bowl full of goodness! Wat a perfect breakfast item!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 12th of February 2015

Thanks, it's one of my favourites for sure.


Sunday 8th of February 2015

Brilliant! I don't like oatmeal but I do love quinoa so this is a really neat idea

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 8th of February 2015

Thanks! What I love about this breakfast is how easy you can customize it and choose the fruit you like.


Friday 6th of February 2015

I love this! I usually go for berries, almonds and pistachios but this just looks like something I should try ... I mean, you had me at pomegranate! Thanks for sharing ...

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 6th of February 2015

Thank you! Berries, almonds and pistachios sounds like a great combination!


Thursday 5th of February 2015

Beautiful bowls of breakfast goodness, Fida! They're pretty to look at and delicious to eat. :)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 5th of February 2015

Thank you Nancy, it was my first time trying quinoa for breakfast, I just loved it.

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