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Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl is loaded with protein, fiber, and other nutrients to treat your body right.

Categories Bowl, Breakfast, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chocolate quinoa, chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl, quinoa breakfast bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 317 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, plus more for serving
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • optional: hemp seed hearts, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, dark chocolate shaving


  1. Start by heating a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Once hot, add the quinoa and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, to slightly toast.

  3. Add unsweetened almond milk and sea salt, and stir.

  4. Bring this to a low boil in the saucepan over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 12-15 minutes.  (You can stir the mixture to make sure it doesn’t boil over.)

  5. Once the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, remove from heat and add the unsweetened dark cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  6. Serve your chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl topped with sliced banana and fresh berries. I also add a little hemp seed hearts and dark chocolate shavings to top it off.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include optional toppings, just the cooked chocolate quinoa.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 455mg19%
Potassium 866mg25%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 17g34%
Calcium 392mg39%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.