Nutrition Chocolaty Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Chocolaty Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

By Julie Miguel 

We can all use some breakfast inspo, so we’ll be featuring a selection of these recipes as a way of helping you reboot, recharge and refresh your morning meal! Here quinoa is a protein-rich seed that will keep you satisfied longer than oatmeal and pairing it with chocolate may even help you avoid the mid-morning coffee run.

By: Julie Miguel

Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Bananas and Strawberries

Serves 2

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 ripe banana

2 tbsp cacao powder

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

1/4 cup Almond or coconut milk

1 banana, sliced

6-8 strawberries, sliced

Cinnamon for sprinkling

ONE: In a bowl, mash the banana with the cacao, maple syrup (if using), and milk until it forms a smooth paste.

TWO: Stir in the quinoa, stirring continuously until combined. Separate amongst two bowls.

THREE:  Serve topped with strawberries and banana slices. Sprinkle the fruit with cinnamon and enjoy!

Julie Miguel is an iRun food contributor, where you’ll find a selection of weekly recipes and food ideas. She is a home cook, and food influencer and has worked with a national television, print and online media outlets. You can also follow her food discoveries and travel adventures at Daily Tiramisu.


  1. Should the quinoa be hot? Then it would be a hot breakfast?

    Is cocoa powder ok to use instead of cacao? I find cacao very bitter tasting.

    I would use cinnamon sugar for sprinkling, again because cinnamon on its own is very bitter, and not a nice texture.

Comments are closed.