Breakfast Quinoa with Oats and Chia Seeds

Author Notes: This was my first recipe using quinoa in sweet form for breakfast and I absolutely fell in love with the combination of tastes and textures. The quinoa's slightly nutty flavor complimented the oats, and the chia seeds added great consistency.MadisonMayberry

Serves: 1


  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 packet Truvia or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extrac
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
In This Recipe


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cooked quinoa, rolled oats, milk, water and chia seeds. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until oats and chia seeds have absorbed most of the moisture and the mixture is thickened. Add in the cinnamon, Truvia or brown sugar and vanilla extract. Cook for 30 seconds more. Remove from heat and stir in the banana slices. Spoon into a bowl and top with the chopped pecans.

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2 Reviews

Bradley J. March 21, 2014
Amazing. I tried this a week ago and this is my breakfast. Thank you so much for this recipe.
silverblue78 September 14, 2012
i just made a batch this morning with a mix of whole and soy milk, and added a mixed grain hot cereal as well. this was so good that my 15 month old was fighting me for more bites from my bowl! thank you so much for this recipe, it's going to be a go to breakfast for this coming winter.