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Strawberry-Banana Breakfast Quinoa

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 2
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Quinoa for breakfast? Hey—don’t knock it until you try it. We’ve abandoned traditional oatmeal in this breakfast bowl for a more protein-packed grain. Mixed with fresh fruit, it’s a hearty, healthy way to start your day.
by: The Food in My Beard
Updated Dec 20, 2019
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  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 10 strawberries


  • 1
    Mix the milk, quinoa, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until quinoa is cooked and milk is absorbed.
  • 2
    Dice up half the banana and strawberries and about 3/4 of the way through cooking stir them into the quinoa.
  • 3
    After quinoa rests about 5 minutes, spoon into bowls and top with remaining sliced fruit.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Don’t skip on rinsing the quinoa. Quinoa is coated with a bitter protective layer called “saponin.” It helps keep birds at bay, but also makes it taste rather nasty. Use a fine-mesh strainer to rinse the quinoa under cool water before cooking. Though most companies “polish” or prewash packaged quinoa, it’s still a good idea to give it a good wash before cooking, just to be sure.
  • tip 2
    Switch out the strawberry and bananas for other fruits like blackberries, blueberries or raspberries.

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