Strawberries and Cream Quinoa

Strawberries and Cream Quinoa is like a morning hug in a bowl – creamy quinoa packed with juicy strawberries, a hint of honey sweetness, and a sprinkle of crunchy almonds. Can you already taste the deliciousness? Trust me, this breakfast dish is the epitome of easy, delicious, and oh-so-satisfying. Whether you’re whipping up a hearty breakfast for the whole family or treating yourself to a solo morning feast, this recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot.

Why You’ll Love Strawberries and Cream Quinoa

  • Sweet and Creamy: Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to a creamy, dreamy bowl of goodness.
  • Nutritious Twist: Quinoa isn’t just tasty – it’s packed with protein and fiber, making your breakfast as wholesome as it is delicious.
  • Customizable: No kefir? No problem! You can easily swap it out for yogurt or get creative with different flavored kefirs to mix things up.
  • Quick and Easy: With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, you’ll have a gourmet breakfast ready in no time.
  • Perfect Anytime: Whether you’re fueling up for a busy day ahead or indulging in a leisurely brunch, this dish fits the bill every time.

Ingredients Needed To Make Strawberries and Cream Quinoa

  • Quinoa
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberry kefir (or yogurt)
  • Sliced almonds (or your favorite nuts)
  • Honey
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Fresh strawberries (or frozen)

How To Make Strawberries and Cream Quinoa

  1. Start by cooking quinoa in a pot until it’s mostly done but still a bit watery.
  2. Add in sliced strawberries, vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon, and let it simmer until the quinoa is fully cooked.
  3. Stir in the strawberry kefir to add that creamy, tangy goodness.
  4. Finish it off by topping your bowl with sliced almonds for a satisfying crunch.
  5. Voila! Your delectable breakfast is ready to be devoured.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Switch up the flavor by using different types of kefir or yogurt.
  • Boost the nutrition by adding chia seeds or flaxseeds to your bowl.
  • Indulge your sweet tooth by drizzling some chocolate syrup over the top for an extra decadent treat.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use yogurt instead of strawberry kefir?

Absolutely! If you don’t have strawberry kefir on hand, yogurt makes a fantastic substitute.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Of course! Frozen strawberries work just as well as fresh ones in this recipe, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

What nuts can I use besides almonds?

Get creative with your toppings! Swap out almonds for walnuts, pecans, or even pistachios for a delicious twist.

Strawberries and Cream Quinoa

Elevate your breakfast with this creamy, tasty and touch of sweetness twist.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberries and Cream Quinoa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal


  • Medium-sized pot
  • Measuring cups/spoons


  • 1 ¼ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry kefir sub yogurt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds sub favorite nuts
  • cup honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced (sub frozen)


  • In a medium-sized pot over medium/low heat, combine quinoa and water.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes until the quinoa is 80% cooked, leaving some water.
  • Add sliced strawberries, vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Continue cooking until the quinoa is fully cooked, and no liquid remains.
  • Stir in the strawberry kefir.
  • Top with sliced almonds.
  • Enjoy your delicious Strawberries and Cream Quinoa!


  • Experiment with different flavored kefirs or yogurts for a unique twist.
  • Add a sprinkle of chia seeds or flaxseeds for extra nutritional value.
  • Drizzle a bit of chocolate syrup on top for a decadent treat.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg
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