Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Recipe for Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Porridge that you can make in about 20 minutes. Simply put quinoa, milk, and a pinch of salt in your pressure cooker. Set it to cook 2 minutes and enjoy it for breakfast as a warm bowl of quinoa oatmeal right away or make-ahead breakfast in mason jars throughout the week.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 cup white quinoa rinsed and drained
- 2 cups almond milk divided - preferably homemade almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup seasonal fruit
- 1 cup granola or chopped nuts
- Maple syrup or honey for drizzling
Place rinsed quinoa, 1 cup almond milk, and a pinch of salt in the bowl of your instant pot. Give it a mix.
Secure the lid, move the steam release valve to the sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook to cook on high pressure for 1 minute. It should take 4-5 minutes for it to come to full pressure.
When the cooking cycle is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 6-7 minutes, then carefully move the steam release valve to the venting position to release any remaining pressure. When the floating valve drops, remove the lid.
Fluff the quinoa with a spoon and add in the rest of the almond milk. Give it a stir.
Top it off with your favorite seasonal fruit, granola (like my homemade chunky granola recipe), and/or chopped nuts. If preferred, you can also drizzle it with a little bit of maple syrup or honey as well.
- Can I make ahead and store this pressure cooker quinoa breakfast in mason jars? You sure can. As a matter of fact, I usually make a batch of it on the weekend, divide it amongst 4 mason jars, top each jar with fruits and nuts/granola, tighten the lid, and store it in the fridge for healthy breakfast quinoa on the go.
- Do I need to use oil to grease the bottom of the pot? I don’t think that it is necessary to use oil while cooking quinoa in an instant pot. It does not stick.
- Can I use other types of quinoa? Yes, you can. However, be sure to increase the cooking time to 4 minutes for red, black, and tricolor quinoa as they take longer to cook.
- Can I use other flavorings? Absolutely. Use this recipe as a basic one and add in other flavoring ingredients like a pinch of ground cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract. During the fall I usually top it off with baked apples. If you want, you can also top it off with chocolate chips as well.
- Can I double the recipe? You sure can. This almond quinoa oatmeal recipe makes 3 cups of cooked quinoa, which serves 4 people. However, if you want to make it for the whole week and store in mason jars, you can double the recipe. If you do so, the cooking time should not change.
- The calorie information does not include the optional toppings.
Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg