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Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Easy vegan & gluten free nutty strawberry banana breakfast quinoa made with simple ingredients and delicious flavors. Perfect for breakfast meal prep!
Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly
Keyword banana breakfast quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice (to make vegan use coconut or almond milk), divided
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. Place water and rinsed quinoa in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat. 
  2. Add cinnamon and vanilla and reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed. 
  3. Remove from heat and let stand another 5-10 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  4. Divide into two bowls, adding 3/4 cup of milk. Top each bowl with bananas, strawberries, toasted nuts, and unsweetened coconut. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Optional add-ins: honey, agave nectar, peanut or almond butter, berry variety, mango, pineapple, apples, applesauce or toasted nuts.

If you'd like you can double the recipe and store the extra quinoa (without milk and toppings) in a container and place in fridge. Take out portions during the week, reheat, and add toppings.