Gluten Free Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all essential amino acids. Get a great start to your day by enjoying this power plant for breakfast.
Dish Type: breakfast Lifestyle: dairy free, gluten free, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian


1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

3/4 cup light coconut milk

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon light brown sugar or sweetener of choice

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup sliced banana


Place quinoa in a fine sieve, and place the sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub the grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain quinoa. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well.


Combine quinoa, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir mixture constantly during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Place about 1/2 cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup banana slices, and 1 tablespoon toasted coconut. Serve warm.