This recipe is for all of the breakfast lovers out there who want to switch up their usual morning game. With these breakfast quinoa recipes you can add a healthy twist to the absolutely best meal of the day, which, with no doubt is breakfast! If you do not know what breakfast is so important you can go check out my Ultimate Breakfast Tacos Blog Post.
Ok, I get it, you know how important this meal is but still do not want to spend a lot of time in the mornings cooking your meal because sleep?! Well, no problem! I got you. These recipes are super quick and come together in under 10 minutes in the morning, which is so amazing! This also works great if you are the type of person, which I am, who eats breakfast food for every meal of the day, no matter what time it is, because these meals are perfectly balanced meals with great nutritional value. The contain carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins, and fats. So what do you want more? Delicious, quick, healthy, and super nutritious!
Although I rather am the savory type of person, I know that not all of you are so I decided to make both, a version for the sweet tooth, and one for hearty lovers. And honestly, I could not say, which one I like more. They are both super delicious and can be adapted to whichever season it is if you want.
The sweet breakfast bowl is made with frozen fruit to sweeten it up and give it flavor, which I love because if you buy frozen fruit you 1) can be sure it is fresh because it is frozen directly after being harvested and 2) it does not vary depending on the season, which means you can have berries in winter, since they have been grown and frozen in summer. The frozen berries are mixed with the pre cooked Quinoa, the sweetener of your choice and the Almond milk when the grain is reheated. This actually is great because you do not have to heat them up separately!
Once this mixture is heated up it can be transferred into a bowl and topped with whichever toppings are at your preference. Here you can totally decide on what you like most and be creative. I like to top mine with some plant based yoghurt, some fresh fruits such as bananas or other seasonal fruits, nuts and nut butters and some granola for that extra sweetness and crunch. That’s it is what you are thinking? Yes! It is as simple as that. And with such little effort you just created a super delicious and nutritious breakfast. Amazing, no?
The savory option is not much more complicated but you do need one more pan than for the sweet one (but it actually is not necessary). So first you fry up the bacon in a pan to get it nice and crispy. When it is done, you take it out of the pan and lay it out onto a kitchen paper to let any excess fat drip off. The bacon grease that remains in the pan does not have to wasted because we can use this to fry up an egg if you want to. I personally prefer poached eggs over fried ones so I would use the bacon grease if I wanted to add some more sautéed vegetables, but this is optional.
So if you want to poach an egg you have to bring a small pot with water to a boil. Once it boil, add about 1 – 2 tablespoons of vinegar to it and reduce it until it barely simmers. Crack a room temperatured egg into a small bowl and let it slide into the hot water slowly and carefully. The whites will set around the yolk and the egg can be taken out of the pot after 3-6 minutes depending on how soft you want the yolk to be. Place it on a kitchen paper to let any water that is still on it drain off. Meanwhile reheat the quinoa in a small frying pan with some fat. Here you can use olive oil, butter, or even the bacon fat. When I made this I actually had some truffle butter leftover in the fridge and heated it up in this and it was heavenly. You can also find truffle oil in any supermarket which will totally bring this to the next level for your upcoming Sunday brunch. Once this is reheated you can assemble everything. The quinoa on the bottom, topped with the egg, bacon, some fresh greens, and some sliced up avocado. If you feel like doing it, add some hot sauce on top or sprinkle some grated cheese. This is a perfectly balanced meal which is so decadent and delicious while still being healthy!
I hope that you will really like these recipes and if you do so be sure to show me if you recreate them and tag me with @unptcuisiniere or #unepetitecuisiniere!
Sweet breakfast Quinoa (Vegan)
This breakfast recipe is a new way to switch up your breakfast game with adding some more nutrients into your first meal, plus making it super delicious!
What you will need
For the base:
- 250 g cooked quinoa equals 100g raw
- 140 g frozen blueberries can be substituted for other frozen fruit
- 150 ml almond milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp agave or sweetener of choice
For the toppings:
- 3 tsp nut butter
- 4 tbsp plant based yoghurt
- some fresh fruit & nuts
That is how it works:
Into a small pot add the pre cooked quinoa, the frozen fruits, almond milk, cinnamon, and sweetener of choice. Bring it to a boil. Once hot transfer it into two bowls.
Add the yoghurt and nut butter and whichever topping you desire. I really love fresh fruit such as banana as well as granola on top!
Serve and enjoy!
Savoury breakfast Quinoa
This is my savoury twist on the breakfast quinoa recipe. It is perfect for all those who love something hearty in the morning but healthy, plus it comes together in only 10 minutes!
What you will need
- 250 g Cooked Quinoa equals 100g raw
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 handful greens
- 4 thin strips of bacon
- 2 tsp oil
That is how it works:
Heat up the bacon in a pan until crispy on both sides for about 4 minutes.Tka it out of the pan and place it on some kitchen paper so the remaining fat can drip off.
Meanwhile bring a pot with water to a boil. Once it is at a boil add in the vinegar and reduce the heat so it barely simmers. Crack two room temperature eggs into two seperat bowl and gently slide one after the other into the hot water. allow the first egg to set a little bit before adding the second. Let them simmer in the water for abou 3-6 minutes depending on how soft you want to yolk to be. Then take them out and place them on a kitchen paper so the excess water can drip off.
If this is too much work for you you can also simply fry up an egg or use a soft boiled one.
In the meantime heat up the oil in a pan or simply use the dripped off fat from the bacon. Once hot, add the quinoa into it and stir it around until it is reheated and a little crispy.
Seperate the quinoa onto 2 bowls. Top with the eggs, the bacon strips, the fresh greens, the sliced up avocado and a generous pinch of sea salt. Serve and enjoy!