Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

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Quinoa makes a hearty breakfast cereal while providing protein and complex carbohydrates. This recipe makes a perfect pre-workout food which provides energy that lasts for hours.

Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Keep your energy up with this hearty breakfast cereal made with quinoa and honey.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 185kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup white quinoa dry, pre-rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional maple syrup, coconut palm sugar or sucanat
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk warmed, optional almond or soy milk


  • In a large saucepan, add dry quinoa, water, sal,t and sweetener, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low-boil and continue cooking until water has been absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving bowls, divide warm milk evenly over cereal and add any toppings desired.


Optional Toppings: dried apricots, raisins, sliced banana, diced almonds or walnuts.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 37mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6

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8 Comments on "Quinoa Breakfast Cereal"

  1. Cindy  August 22, 2013

    I've never made quinoa. Can this be made ahead of time and reheated?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 23, 2013

      Cindy, The quinoa can but the breakfast cereal not so sure. It’s best if eaten right away.

  2. Barb  March 16, 2014

    This recipe sounds good, but the honey should not be added when bringing it to a boil. That kills the nutrients in honey. It may also be true about maple syrup, but not sure. Still the honey after you remove from heat.

    • Vermont Native  April 18, 2015

      To produce maple syrup they boil the hell out of tree sap for hours….I don't think that reheating it will cause a problem 😉

  3. Barb  March 17, 2014

    Woops! Should be "stir the honey in .. …" not "Still……

  4. BexyB  January 21, 2017

    I love quinoa! I’m struggling to work out how many grams of quinoa for 1 serving (as this recipe is for 4 servings) all cups are different sizes as well. Can you tell me in grams please (I’m not the cleaverest!) thanks skinnyMs x

    • Gale Compton  January 21, 2017

      Becky, For one serving use 85g and double that amount in water. 🙂

      • Binkie  January 8, 2018

        Actually, if you look it up, 1/4 cup of dry quinoa weighs about 42g, and 1/2 cup water weighs about 118.3g.


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