Quinoa for Breakfast?

Should you serve quinoa at the breakfast table? Absolutely! I think this is a great idea. The protein in quinoa will help keep you full and give you energy all morning long. This would be way better for you than most cereals would be.

I came across this little article today, which includes what looks like an awesome breakfast recipe for Honeyed Orange Breakfast Quinoa. I love sweet in the morning (really, anytime, lol) and this recipe offers honey, orange zest and cinnamon. Yummy! If you’ve been debating about introducing quinoa to your family, you might want to try it.

One note about this recipe: If you can get an organic orange for the zest, I would suggest you do so. Oranges are often coated with all kinds of things that you really don’t want in your breakfast bowl.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Here is the link to the recipe: Breakfast Quinoa


  1. I’m just starting on the grain/gluten free diet. I’m a little confused about the quinoa. If it is a grain why would it be under grain-free recipes. If you could explain, I would really appreciate it, as like you say, breakfast is the worse problem.

    Thank you!

  2. Hi I used to love porridge, so bought some Quinoa flakes( organic) but got that queasy squeezy feeling in my tummy. Was soo disappointed. Made it with milk and honey just like Oat porridge. but am not game enough to try again..

  3. Hi Jean,
    If you can’t tolerate quinoa, you might try giving amaranth a try instead. It make a wonderful porridge type cereal.

  4. Annette, I was just browsing the internet… but I saw your questions and thought I’d answer. I don’t know how long ago you asked this but anyway, Quinoa is grain-like but its not a grain is actually a seed.

  5. Yes Deb, you’re right and it’s also called ”pseudo grains” (pseudo: false, fake). A terminology you’ll find in “grain-free” articles. “Pseudo grains” are quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and most certainly others have that appellation. Look it up on the net for more infos.

  6. I get instant heartburn when I have either buckwheat or quinoa. Could this mean I am sensitive to seeds also?
    I get severe heartburn with brown rice but can tolerate small amounts of white rice, although a skin prick test found I was very sensitive to rice.
    I can also tolerate white pasta (although this has no nutritional value) however have been found to have Leaky Gut Syndrome. What are the options for me?

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