Festive Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

Yeah I know, this is basically exactly the same as the last recipe I shared. Except this time, it’s for breakfast! I can’t get enough of these fall flavors. And the crunch of those hazelnuts and the explosions of those pomegranate seeds… mmm, SO yummy.

This meal took me 5 minutes to throw together. I used cold quinoa that I cooked up the day before. I didn’t even bother to warm it up. It was delicious cold.


Spiced Breakfast Quinoa w/ Apples, Hazelnuts, and Pomegranate Seeds

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Grain Serving
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fruit Serving


Grain Serving

  • 4 oz quinoa, cooked

Protein Serving

  • 2 oz roasted hazelnuts

Fruit Serving

  • 2 oz pomegranate seeds
  • 4 oz diced apple (I recommend honey crisp)

Condiments & Spices

  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • Small pinch of ground ginger
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Increase quinoa to 6 oz.
  • Protein Additions: I had an 8 oz latte today with my other protein serving! Or, add yogurt, more nuts, or an unrelated protein side like eggs.
  • Fat Additions: More nuts, or try nut butter.


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. This can be made ahead.
  2. Eat warm or cold.
  3. Mix everything together.

Note: Don’t mix this up too far in advance, because the hazelnuts will get a little soggy, and the crunchy toasty nuts are the best part!Β 

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  1. Why can’t I print this off?

  2. I like using my cranberry mix with breakfast grain also for this time of year.

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