Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 30 min 4
Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
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1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup Coconut milk, sweetened
1 pinch Sea Salt
2 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 tbsp Maple syrup, pure
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
3 tbsp Dark chocolate
1/3 cup Mixed berries
1/2 cup slices Banana (s)
2 tbsp hulled Hemp seeds, shelled


Thoroughly rinse 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.

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add rinsed, drained quinoa and toast for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, to dry up water and slightly toast.

Add almond milk, coconut milk, and a pinch of salt, and stir. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. If it stops simmering, increase heat to medium-low. You’re looking for a slight simmer throughout the cooking time.

Once the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, remove from heat and add cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla (optional). Stir to combine.

Taste and adjust flavor as needed. Add a bit more almond milk if you prefer the texture thinner. I added more cocoa powder and maple syrup for a more intense chocolate flavor.

Serve each bowl of quinoa with a small square of vegan dark chocolate, and any other desired toppings (listed above). I preferred mine with a bit more coconut milk, hemp seeds, and fresh fruit (optional).

Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave, or in a small saucepan with additional almond milk to add moisture back in.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 338
Calories from fat 106
Calories from saturated fat 40
Total Fat 11.8 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0.3 mg
Sodium 99 mg
Potassium 501 mg
Total Carbohydrate 51 g
Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
Sugars 16.2 g
Protein 10.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.2

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