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Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

This Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is a delicious excuse to break out your slow cooker. It tastes like strawberries and cream (while being a healthy, protein-packed way to start your day!)

Quinoa in a clear bowl on a red background with wooden spoons - This Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is a delicious excuse to break out your slow cooker. It tastes like strawberries and cream (while being a healthy, protein-packed way to start your day!)

Slow cookers are usually reserved for dinners. My slow cooker’s typical day looks something like this: fill up with yums in the morning, hangout for the whole day cooking up whatever yums are inside, delightfully surprise us when we arrive home in the evening to a warm cooked meal (plus a day full of nerves on the tulip-man’s part, who still doesn’t trust the slow cooker not to burn down our whole house) (he’ll learn).

But who says slow cookers can only be used for dinners? Today we’re setting our slow cookers to cook overnight to create the most warming, delicious breakfast!

This isn’t just any breakfast. This is quinoa for breakfast. You heard it here first, folks! We’re subbing our usual oats for quinoa, a protein-rich, high-fiber super “grain”. Throw in some strawberries, banana, milk, and almond butter and we’re on our way to a strawberries-and-cream-esque breakfast that’s about to fill your house with the tasty aroma of Saturday morning. Let’s cook.

Quinoa in a clear bowl on a red background with wooden spoons - This Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is a delicious excuse to break out your slow cooker. It tastes like strawberries and cream (while being a healthy, protein-packed way to start your day!)Quinoa in a slow cooker on a red background - This Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is a delicious excuse to break out your slow cooker. It tastes like strawberries and cream (while being a healthy, protein-packed way to start your day!)Quinoa in a clear bowl on a red background with wooden spoons - This Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is a delicious excuse to break out your slow cooker. It tastes like strawberries and cream (while being a healthy, protein-packed way to start your day!)

Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Course Breakfasts
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa 180 g, rinsed
  • 2 cups any variety of milk 473 mL, I used vanilla soy
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries 200 g, halved
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter 30 g
  • Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Slow Cook: Add quinoa, milk, strawberries, banana, and almond butter to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Serve: Serve warm, topped with sliced fruit, honey, and any nuts or seeds you have on hand.

Nutrition Facts
Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Potassium 558mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 45.7g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
Sugars 12.1g
Protein 12.4g 25%
Calcium 14%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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