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chocolate quinoa in white serving bowl topped with fresh berries, chocolate, and banana.
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Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is comforting, filling, and delicious. The perfect reason to have chocolate for breakfast. Serve with fresh fruit and any other toppings you prefer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate quinoa
Servings: 4
Calories: 201kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked white quinoa
  • 2 cups almond milk, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • chocolate, roughly chopped
  • fresh berries (any combination)
  • sliced banana


  • Begin the recipe by thoroughly rinsing the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer for 2 minutes, using your hands to sort through and pick out any discolored pieces or pebbles that may remain. Once the water runs clear the quinoa is ready to use.
  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and once warm, add in the 1 cup quinoa and toast for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is dried out and lightly golden in color.
  • Slowly add in the 2 cups almond milk, 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt, and stir. Bring the quinoa to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  • If the quinoa stops simmering, increase heat to medium-low. Once the liquid has absorbed and the quinoa is tender, remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder until combined. 
  • At this point, you can taste and adjust the flavor as needed and add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner texture.
  • Serve each bowl of chocolate quinoa with some chopped chocolate, fresh berries, and banana slices.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2mg