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Chocolate for Breakfast Quinoa

Chocolate for Breakfast Quinoa

This may sound (and taste!) indulgent, but this breakfast is a nutrient powerhouse! One bowl of this, and you will start your day with superpowers!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Author Foodbodybliss


  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 4 deglet noor dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • pinch pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp raw peanuts, chopped
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • hot water, as needed


  1. Add quinoa, chopped dates, raisins and cherries to a medium-sized saucepan and set heat to medium-high. 

  2. Once quinoa is fragrant (about 1 minute), add almond milk and salt. Watching the pan carefully, bring to a boil.

  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it in case it begins to simmer over. 

  4. After 15 minutes, the milk should nearly be absorbed. Turn off heat and stir in the cocoa powder and peanut butter. If it gets too thick, feel free to add some hot water to your desired consistency.

  5. Scoop the chocolate quinoa into bowls and top with the sliced banana and chopped peanuts. Enjoy every heavenly, nourishing bite!