Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

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I’m not a big recipe person. Meaning, the things I make are not very complicated. For the most part, I only give myself the time for quick simple recipes. (Notice how I said “give” myself the time – I truly believe we can make time for anything we prioritize. I just don’t prioritize elaborate meals at this point in my life – someday that could change). :)

A lot of times I just throw things together and share them on social media. But I’m quickly learning that it’s just plain rude to share food without sharing the recipe :) 

So, here is one thing I post a LOT, because I eat it a LOT. I was calling it my “chocolatey quinoa oats.” The name is a little misleading because oats aren’t involved, its just quinoa, but I eat it in the morning the same way I would oatmeal.  So, lets call it “Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa.” Recipe below!



  • 1 cup quinoa, soaked in water overnight
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ - 1 TBSP raw cacao powder
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • Stevia to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Coconut or Almond milk


  • Rinse quinoa, set aside
  • Heat water in saucepan on medium heat, just under a boil
  • Add quinoa, reduce heat slightly, and cook for 10-15 minutes (or until completely cooked)
  • Once cooked, turn off heat and stir in seasonings
  • Top with coconut or almond milk

*Note – one of you tried this recipe and said it was too bitter. If this is the case, add 1 TBSP of organic raw maple syrup or coconut nectar! 

**Blueberries and almonds pictured in this photo are just for presentation. Per food combining principles, I don't recommend adding blueberries or almonds to this dish! Simply eat plain or with shredded coconut