This cranberry orange breakfast quinoa is a tasty, gluten free idea for breakfast. Only a few minutes for an easy, healthy, tasty breakfast.
I’ve been looking for healthy breakfast ideas to make my husband this fall. For awhile there I was on a quinoa kick and always had a large bowl of cooked quinoa in the fridge. It’s a very versatile grain that I’ve been using in casseroles and pilafs. However today I took it to sweet side and made this cranberry orange breakfast quinoa. It only takes a few minutes to make and you have the best of fall flavors in a healthy bowl of “cereal”.
If you like quinoa, I would suggest making a big batch and either keep it in the fridge for the week or freeze it. There are so many dishes you can make with it. You can make it for breakfast (this recipe), lunch (lemony vegetable quinoa salad ) and dinner (buffalo chicken quinoa skillet). Or try a lovely holiday side dish (pomegranate quinoa pilaf). See pics below. I told you I’ve been on a quinoa kick.
So if you have some cooked quinoa in the fridge, you make this for breakfast everyday. You just add all the ingredients to a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2 minutes. You can add some sweetener if you like and you can vary the kind of nuts you use. I just happen to have almond slices and pecans.
Cranberry Orange Quinoa Breakfast
So next time you go to pour yourself a bowl of cereal or even oatmeal, why don’t you give this cranberry orange quinoa breakfast a try? It’s really high in protein, fiber and minerals. Read more about here. I really think you’ll like it. Enjoy!
Cranberry Orange Breakfast Quinoa
- 1/2 cup quinoa cooked
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons cranberries dried
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 tablespoons pecans crushed
- 2 tablespoons of almond slices
- sweetener optional
Add all ingredients to a microwave safe bowl.
Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Add sweetener if you would like it a bit more sweet. I used liquid vanilla stevia.
More great quinoa dishes!