These past few days have FLOWN by. Paul and I got back from British Columbia on Friday and we’ve been dreaming about what our lives will be like living out West ever since.

Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

We had a great vacation! We looked around the Fraser Valley for where we’d like to live, did quite a bit of hiking, and drove around the area looking for microbreweries and picnic spots. We also stayed at the cutest little mountain cabin without any internet and really enjoyed some “time away”.

Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Since returning home, we are definitely feeling more comfortable about our move since we’ve seen the area – the weather alone is worth it!! All of the tulips were out and the trees were blossoming…it was such a change from chilly Montreal!

But, we still have a solid 2 1/2 months left here in Montreal until we leave, and for now, I’m using the remaining days I have in the city to use up stuff from my cupboard and to eat out at all of my favourite restariants!

Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for Coconut Milk Breakfast Quinoa and have made it a few times since then, tweaking it here and there. Making quinoa for breakfast is a fantastic way to add a little more protein to your morning routine!! And this almond version is a true keeper. Plus, I nearly always have the ingredients for it on hand 🙂

Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Hopefully you enjoy this too! xx

Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk (I used lite)
  • 1 1/4 cups dry quinoa
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • For serving: brown sugar, sliced almonds, fresh berries


  1. Add the coconut milk to a 2 cup glass measuring dish. Fill it up to the 2 cup line with water and pour into a medium sauce pan. Bring the 2 cups of liquid to a boil over medium-high heat, stir in the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat and set quinoa aside for 5 minutes. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and a pinch of sea salt to the quinoa and mix everything together.
  3. Evenly distribute quinoa into serving bowls, and then add sliced almonds, fresh berries, a sprinkle of brown sugar and an extra drizzle of coconut milk. Enjoy hot.

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8 Responses to Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa

  1. cakespy says:

    I’m so tempted to start singing “ooh baby I love your way” to this quinoa. Quinoa has, to the best of my memory, never had that effect on me, so go you! 🙂

  2. Sues says:

    Quinoa makes the perfect filling and satisfying breakfast, especially when coconut milk is involved. I’m so glad to hear you’re falling in love with your new home!

  3. Oh I’m so glad you had a great trip to check out the area! And this breakfast quinoa sounds fantastic!

  4. Loving the idea of quinoa for breakfast and coconut almond sounds perfect 🙂

  5. Pure Ella says:

    Looks great! I don’t LOVE quinoa for breakfast – is that a foodie disaster?? lol
    But this looks good enough that I might revisit the idea 🙂
    Thanks for the inspo! xox ella

  6. Ashlae says:

    How have I never had (or heard of) breakfast quinoa? HOW? Also, now you’ve got my wheels spinning and I want to make quinoa pudding. And quinoa risotto. And quinoa everything.

    I’ll be thinking of you two as you gear up for your big move. <3 Hope you enjoy your last few months in Montreal!

  7. Medha says:

    I have got to try breakfast quinoa- it seems so hearty and like it has a lot of staying power 🙂 So delish!

  8. Joanne Bruno says:

    I’ve been looking for more easy breakfasts that will keep me full FOREVER ideas and this is so perfect! ALso, I’m so excited that you’re excited about your move! I see so many good things in your future.

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