Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa



Quinoa has grown on me over the years. I wasn’t a huge fan from the start, but overtime and with it prepared the way I like, I learned to really love the stuff. One of my favorite ways to eat it is for breakfast. Whether it’s with milk and berries, or yogurt and oranges, it’s delicious either way. This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s delicious. What’s not to love!? It’s also a great use of leftover quinoa. I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS make too much. I don’t know if I throw all measuring to the wind when I make it, or what, but I always end up with like 10 cups of the stuff. I prefer it warm (kind of like an oatmeal), but eating it chilled is also delicious. Give this recipe a try. If you are obsessed with quinoa (and I know that you are), you will just love it. Top it with your favorite nuts and whatever fruit is in season at the time!





Has this been the longest week ever or what?! I’m ready for the weekend already, and it’s only Tuesday. Besides the fact that Zach is away in Maryland for the week, I’m just bored out of my mind. You can only keep yourself busy for so long! Not to mention the insane temperature swings we have been having around here. It was such a beautiful start to the week. Today (although snow is beautiful), it’s 30 degrees and little flakes are falling from the sky.


Perhaps I’ll go lose myself in some craft beer and packing. You can’t have one without the other! That’s for sure!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week!





Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min

Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa is the perfect healthy start to the day!


  • 3 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (or other sweetener of your preference)
  • 2 cups fully-cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 cup raspberries (or other berry of your liking)


  • In a small saucepan, combine the vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Heat over low heat, whisking consistently until the the mixture is combined and warm. Remove from heat.
  • In your serving bowls, place the quinoa in the bottom of the bowl. Pour the warm milk mixture over top.
  • Garnish with almonds and berries.
  • For a chilled version, simply warm the honey for 20 seconds. Whisk the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Pour the milk over chilled quinoa and top with almonds and berries.
  • Enjoy!


Hardware: * Measuring Cups * Measuring Spoons * Small Saucepan * Serving Bowls *



Other Breakfast Recipes!
Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies


Goat Cheese Beer Biscuits


Bacon and Cheese Savory Muffins with Honey Butter


Categories: American Fare, Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Recipes, Sweet
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14 thoughts on “Raspberry Vanilla Almond Breakfast Quinoa

  • March 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Love this idea for a filling breakfast instead of the usual oatmeal. Breakfast just got a whole lot more exciting. Can’t wait to try this. Pinning!

  • March 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Holy cow that looks really beautiful. What a lovely breakfast alternative!

  • March 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This looks delicious! Always looking for new ways to cook with Quinoa.

  • March 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Omg, I hated quinoa the first time I tried it and now I love it! I’m constantly trying to think of new ways to use it…obsessed…well, my husband would say yes. Hehe. I’ve never had it for breakfast though and this look infinitely more appetizing than oatmeal. Don’t get me wrong, I love oatmeal too but this is the pretties bowl of breakast cereal that I’ve ever seen. :)

    • March 14, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Haha, thanks Tina! I was the same when it came to quinoa. It definitely grew on me! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

  • March 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    And here I thought you put beer in everything. :) Have to say never thought of using quinoa for a breakfast dish, but here you have and it’s absolutely brilliant. :)

    • March 18, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Haha, I’ve actually only begun to start cooking with beer. I tend to just pair it with recipes! Thank you so much! It’s one of my favorite ways to eat quinoa!

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  • September 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    This is DELISH! I just tried it and added a little extra vanilla to the milk. SO GOOD!!!!


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