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Quinoa Maca Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa-Maca breakfast bowls

Two superfoods — quinoa and maca root — combine in quinoa maca breakfast bowls that will fuel you for hours. Learn more about the benefits of maca and quinoa, and try another variation on a quinoa breakfast bowl if you like this one. No maca? No worries, this will be yummy and comforting if you choose to omit it. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Quinoa-Maca breakfast bowls

Quinoa-Maca Breakfast Bowls

Two superfoods — quinoa and maca root — combine in a breakfast bowl that will fuel you for hours.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup vanilla nondairy milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maca root powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries optional
  • Fresh fruit as desired bananas, strawberries, kiwi, mango, blueberries


  • Combine the quinoa with the nondairy milk and wanter in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, then turn down the heat and simmer gently until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, then stir in the maca, syrup, cinnamon, and optional dried fruit.
  • Divide between 3 to 4 serving bowls, and top with sliced fresh fruit as desired. Serve warm.
  • Any unused portion can be transferred to a covered container or cooled and kept in the saucepan to use the next day.

Variation: Try this with kañiwa, steel cut oats, or other cooked grain.

Quinoa-Maca breakfast bowls recipe

Quinoa-Maca breakfast bowls

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