10 Delicious Ways to Eat Quinoa for Breakfast

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I probably don’t need to sell you on the idea of eating quinoa. Although it’s technically a seed, quinoa has quickly become the trendiest way to fill your whole grain quota, and quinoa bowls are taking over lunch menus (and Pinterest boards) everywhere. Something you may not have come around to yet, though, is eating quinoa for breakfast. Let me just start by saying: Quinoa for breakfast is an excellent idea.

It’s no secret that I love classic oatmeal more than pretty much any other food out there, but even I can appreciate the appeal of a quirky, quinoa-based breakfast every once in a while. See, when I cook whole grains, I cook them in big batches to use in recipes throughout the week. Most of the time I have no problem getting through the whole batch, but sometimes I find myself with an almost-full container of cooked quinoa (or farro, or wild rice) come Thursday night, and that’s when I start getting creative. I like eating cold quinoa on top of yogurt with some fruit and nuts, or warming cooked quinoa in a pot with milk and whatever toppings or sweeteners I have on-hand. It’s also fun to throw cooked quinoa into eggs as you’re scrambling them, or add it to breakfast classics like pancakes and muffins.

If your interest is piqued, here are 17 quinoa breakfast recipes that range from simple bowls to a brunch-worthy quiche. Next time you open the fridge and see that container of cooked quinoa sitting there, you’ll know exactly what to do.

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