Quinoa Breakfast Bake

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As we started The Daniel Plan, a big worry for me was saying goodbye to Oats and Wheat/Gluten for the 10 day detox.  So far so good thanks in part to QUINOA.  It serves great for breakfast, works for lunch, and is excellent to round out dinner.

A favorite new recipe from The Daniel Plan book is Quinoa Breakfast Bake.  I LOVE this!  It’s a make it once and get several breakfasts out of it dish.

quinoa bakeThe first morning I served it topped with almond butter and a few berries.  Next up was the addition of slightly melted coconut butter (makes me feel as though I’m enjoying icing) and paired with eggs cooked in a little coconut oil.

Final switch was adding a serving size to a bowl with unsweetened almond milk, stirred to a consistency of oatmeal.  I mixed in a spoon of almond butter then warmed it in the microwave.  Topped with chopped, raw walnuts and berries this was another satisfying breakfast… and was super satisfying on a cold, snowy morning!

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Quinoa Breakfast Bake – The Daniel Plan

Source: The Daniel Plan book by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman


  • 1 ½ cups red or white quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 tsp stevia extract


Bring 3 cups of water to a bowl, add ½ tsp of salt and the quinoa. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked (white string like appearance is a sign of completion).

Cool the quinoa completely. To do this, I spread the quinoa on a baking sheet and sat it on our screened porch (with the winter weather it sped up the cooling time).

While quinoa is cooling, preheat oven to 375*. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, stevia and cinnamon until completely combined.

Pour cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Add egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour into baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until set and golden brown. Cool completely.


What about YOU?  Are you a QUINOA fan?  What’s YOUR favorite way to enjoy it?


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