Banana and Toasted Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

March 24, 2017


Banana and Toasted Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl recipe- so easy and delicious to make!

My favorite meal of the day is definitely breakfast. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can count dessert as a meal right? I think that’s why I love breakfast, though. You can get away with eating a sweet, borderline dessert, meal and not feel too guilty about it because it’s breakfast. Think pancakes, waffles, french toast, and muffins that are basically cupcakes without the frosting. While I love sweets {like looove them!}, I also have a healthy side that strives for balance. Enter this Banana and Toasted Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl! Have any of you ever had quinoa for breakfast before? Or quinoa in a sweet way? Usually, I have quinoa for dinner with roasted/sauteed veggies. It’s absolutely delicious in the morning, though! If you ever find yourself with some leftover quinoa from last night’s dinner, try it for breakfast! This recipe is so dang good and will satisfy your sweet tooth, in under 15 minutes! Even less when you have precooked quinoa!

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makes 2 servings

handful of raw pecans, chopped (about 3 Tablespoons)

2 teaspoons vanilla ghee {love this one}, or regular butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 banana, sliced

coconut shavings, about 2 Tablespoons

1 Tablespoon maple syrup, optional but delicious

optional: hemp seeds (get them at Costco and add to smoothies, cereal, salads, etc)


Toast pecans in a pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until they smell toasty. Add vanilla ghee and cinnamon and cook for about 15 seconds, until ghee is melted and smells flavorful. Add the cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Remove from heat and add to bowls. Add sliced bananas, coconut shavings, and hemp seeds. Drizzle with a little bit of maple syrup. Enjoy!

This has become one of my new favorite breakfasts! When I’m craving something sweet, but want to be a little healthy, I’ll make this Banana and Toasted Pecan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. If you make it, let me know what you think!


photos by Kimber Brown