Cherry & Almond Breakfast Quinoa

I thought that today I’d break the routine and cook my breakfast; I usually eat cereal or toast for, but I’ve been intrigued by the idea of breakfast quinoa ever since someone suggested it to me ages ago, so I thought today I’d finally give it a go, and it was really lovely! I thought the concept was pretty simple and I could pretty much add any flavour I wanted – I really love the combination of cherry and almond, so I thought that was anΒ absoluteΒ must. Good news is that quinoa’s really good for you as well, so it’s perfect for running mornings to give you a little kick of protein :)

This was also really nice given the weather we’ve been having lately in London; it’s ridiculously hot at the moment, and this wasn’t as overpowering as porridge can be in Summer, and was actually quite refreshing in a strange way. It would also be good for busy people if you cooked the quinoa overnight then kept it in the fridge.

Cherry & Almond Breakfast Quinoa


Half a cup of quinoa

The cup I used

One cup of water (not American cups, just a little cup to get the proportions right)

A splash of almond milk

A few cherries and toasted almonds


  1. Put the quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Put in a bowl with a little almond milk and decorate with toasted flaked almonds and cherries – it’s that simple!

Serves one


11 thoughts on “Cherry & Almond Breakfast Quinoa

  1. Wowza–this look amazing! Quinoa intrigues me, though I’m never sure what to do with it outside of cooking it up like rice. Loving the breakfast idea. Appreciate you stopping by foodforfun for scones:-)

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