Breakfast Quinoa with Milk, Apples, Nuts, and Seeds

Breakfast Quinoa

Servings 3 to 4 servings
Author katiemorford


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup diced apples/pears, berries, banana, or mango
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts or whole seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Milk
  • Maple syrup or honey for sweetness, if desired
  • Cinnamon, if desired


  1. If the quinoa isn't labeled "pre-rinsed", pour it into a fine mesh sieve or colander and rinse thoroughly under warm water.
  2. Transfer the quinoa to a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover the quinoa by at least 1 ½ inches. Set the pot on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil. When the water boils, drop the heat until it simmers vigorously. Simmer until it is tender, about 15 minutes. Pour into a colander and leave to drain in the sink for a few minutes.

  3. To serve, divide warm quinoa among 4 bowls. Top with fruit and nuts/seeds. Drizzle with milk and add maple syrup and cinnamon, if desired.