From the Kitchen

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

Every year I try to make the most of the fall months by making as many pumpkin recipes as I can. I am pumpkin obsessed. I can never get enough pumpkin. I recently created a delicious pumpkin breakfast-Pumpkin Quinoa. If you haven’t tried quinoa, you must. Quinoa is a seed that is high in protein and gluten free. It has a slightly nutty flavor and a nice crunchy texture. It is typically used in savory dishes/salads, but I used it to create a hearty and filling breakfast.

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

I love adding pumpkin to my oatmeal in the fall, so why not add it to quinoa? I cooked the quinoa on the stove and stirred in pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and cloves. I added brown sugar for a little bit of sweetness and topped my bowl off with chopped pecans and dried cranberries. I had a healthy, comforting breakfast in no time. If you are looking for a new way to enjoy pumpkin this season, try this Pumpkin Quinoa recipe. It is a great way to start the day.

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Enjoy pumpkin season!

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast 


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, spices, and brown sugar. Transfer to four bowls and top with pecans and dried cranberries. Serve warm.

Serves 4


  1. we thought this was delicious- I made the mistake of trying hazelnut stevia in place of brown sugar- husband thought it was great but I still have a hard time with the aftertaste of stevia products. I too used walnuts- thank you!

  2. I had never tried Quinoa before and this was definitely the best way to try it for the first time! I replaced the pecans with Walnuts (only for the health benefit) and it was great!

  3. I LOVE quinoa for breakfast (although I usually use red quinoa for breakfasts) and I LOVE pumpkin. This breakfast is meant for me; I can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

  4. Sold! I’ve tried quinoa in savory dishes but not sweet. I’m definitely going to give this a whirl sometime in the next few days. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oooo, I hadn’t thought of Quinoa for breakfast. I’ve been eating lots for dinner, and now will have to try this for breakfast. YUM!! Thanks!

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