Red Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – Red, White, and Blueberries

Red Quinoa Bananas Blueberries
When it comes to breakfast, we almost always choose from the “savory” side of the menu…

Which means that things like oatmeal don’t often hit our table because oatmeal, for some reason, is normally served with sweets like maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, and fruit. Of course, we like to challenge “normal” every once in a while, and did oatmeal in a lot of savory preparations during our Oatmeal Project.

So now that we’re into our 30 Days of Quinoa, we’re doing the same thing of challenging what we “normally” think of, but doing the opposite, taking a savory food and doing it sweetly for breakfast.

Does this make sense? Are you understanding? Are we overexplaining? Should we just take our bowl of red quinoa with sliced bananas, fresh blueberries and honey over to the corner and just enjoy our first quiet-ish weekend in…years?


Red Quinoa with Bananas and Blueberries

Really? Did you really think we would post a recipe for a bowl of cooked quinoa with fresh fruit and honey?

We wouldn’t do that, but if you’ve never tried quinoa like this, we highly encourage you to try it. It’s a little weird at first, especially with the slightly harder, slightly “crunchier” red (or black) quinoa, but it’s not like we’re suggesting you make nachos out of a bowl of oatmeal.

by Sarah J. Gim on May 5, 2012 · 4 comments

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Dawn May 6, 2012 at 5:23 am

It was the color that caught my eye on this one….that and the fact that I LOVE quinoa. I don’t use it nearly enough. Thanks so much for the reminder!


Madeleina April 7, 2013 at 12:18 am

Unsweetened stewed rhubarb is would be phenomenal with red quinoa, like oatmeal.


Mark August 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

Looks good – what are the red berry-looking things mixed in with the blueberries?


Sarah J. Gim August 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

Hey Mark – they are pomegranate seeds!

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