Raspberry Almond Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Holy deliciousness batman. If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, please try it for the sake of this recipe. If you have tried quinoa, then I know you love it as much as I do, and you’ll be excited to see another opportunity to use it. Either way, make this breakfast quinoa with whatever fruits and nuts you have around your kitchen this weekend. Trust me, you’ll thank me for it.

I was SO excited when we got fresh raspberries in our CSA. It was our first fruit in the box. Even though it was just one little carton, Hubby and I were ecstatic. Hubby and I gobbled up about half of the berries after getting them home and I knew we needed to use the others up quickly. So the next morning, I whipped up this breakfast quinoa.

This made a great breakfast and I can’t believe I waited so long to make it! It was very filling but still light and fresh. You can use any combination of fruits and nuts that you have on hand, so it’s also very versatile. I always love the flavor of almonds with raspberries, so I toasted up some chopped almonds to throw in with the raspberries.

Then I also mixed in some toasted unsweetened coconut that I had in the cabinet (leftover from these Pina Colada Cupcakes). The coconut was an amazing addition and gave a subtle sweetness and tropical feel to the meal. I can’t wait to make this again with blueberries, dried cranberries, strawberries. You name it, I’m sure it will be amazing!

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Raspberry Almond Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Yield: Serves 2


2 cups milk
1 cup uncooked quinoa
pinch salt
2-3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds
1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut


Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Milk will boil and bubble over very quickly, so keep an eye on it. Add quinoa and salt, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until three-quarters of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, covered, until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Stir in raspberries, nuts, and coconut. Cook until warmed through, about one minute more.

Recipe inspired by Apple A Day, who adapted this Martha Stewart recipe