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Clementine and Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl [Vegan]

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This cozy breakfast bowl is a new way to start your morning. While quinoa is typically used in savory dinners, this recipe transforms it into the perfect base for a warm, filling breakfast by cooking it with cinnamon and serving it with creamy cashew milk. Clementines give it a burst of citrusy flavor and raw pumpkin seeds add crunchy texture.

Clementine and Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

High Carb Vegan Vegan


For the Quinoa Bowl:

  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clementine, peeled and pieces sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup  pumpkin seeds and pecans
  • A splash of cashew milk

For the Maple-Tahini Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon water
  •  1-2 teaspoons maple syrup (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt


To Make the Quinoa Bowl:

  1. Combine the quinoa, water, and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 12-15 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.

To Make the Maple-Tahini Sauce:

  1. While the quinoa is cooking combine all of the ingredients for the maple tahini in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.

To Serve:

  1. Place the cooked quinoa in a bowl, top with clementine slices, pumpkin seeds, pecans, the maple tahini, and then add a splash of cashew milk. Serve warm.





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8 comments on “Clementine and Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl [Vegan]”

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Melinda Barbour
2 Years Ago

Pamala Barbour Klundt

Pamala Barbour Klundt
22 Jan 2016

And I just bought a big bag of it a couple of days ago. Never thought of it for breakfast, but I'll have to rethink this

Jimmy Bedford
2 Years Ago

This does sound amazing. I'll do this at some point. Looks a bit on the pricey side to be doing regularly though ha

Eric Rose
2 Years Ago

Heather Guldner Rose

Melinda Kritz
2 Years Ago

Katrina Kritz Schenfield this looks like something you'd guzzle down the ol' hatch! I personally wouldnt let it near me. quite the food combimation

Katrina Kritz Schenfield
22 Jan 2016

Ooh la la! Delish! Hell yeah, I'd eat it! :D

Pam Taveggia Ackerman
2 Years Ago

What took y'all so long to discover quinoa for breakfast? We've been doing this for years. Just make some plain quinoa and you can add it to anything, or add anything to quinoa. Quinoa + oatmeal + cinnamon + fruit + nuts Add other ingredients (sesame seed, chia, sunflower seeds, dates, figs), or leave out any ingredient. You are limited only by your imagination.

Kay Dee
2 Years Ago

Thank you for so many amazing recipes!!


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