Caramelized Peach Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

This Caramelized Peach Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is packed with protein and makes a great summer breakfast.

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Hi friends! I’m Alexa, aka. the girl who crushes on plant-based and gluten-free meals, snacks, and treats over at I am BEYOND thrilled to be taking over The Lean Green Bean Today!

I am also beyond thrilled that it’s practically summer!! I can almost taste it; can you?! That season of sunshine, sunglasses, iced tea, and mountains of fresh watermelon.

But if there’s one thing you should totally know about me, it’s that I love breakfast foods. That warm, comforting, hug-in-a-bowl that greets you with open arms every morning is one of my favorite favorite things. So although summer is nice and hot, there is no way I’ll be eating a cold breakfast first thing in the morning.

My go-to is oatmeal. I’m an oatmeal fiend, spiking it with cocoa, cinnamon, and other spices, and then topping it to the 9s with nut butter, seeds, and anything else I can get my hands on. To tell you the truth, I even look forward to that piping-hot, steamy bowl of love the night before. #noshame

BUT. I’ve honestly had oatmeal almost every day for at least a year. And while it may be my favorite breakfast, there’s just a time and a place to switch things up.

And friends, this is the time and place.

Breakfast quinoa. Ever tried it? I wasn’t really sure what to think about it because quinoa is totally hit-or-miss with me. I love it in very few dishes (including my all-time favorite dinner), but in others, I’m just not a huge fan.

Little did I know that a breakfast variety would induce the most intense quinoa cravings ever!

Your quest to this summery quinoa breakfast bowl starts with some fruits. Peaches, to be exact. Now I always have been and always will be a complete and total apple fiend, so if you want to sub them here (especially in the fall), have at it. We’re going to throw our diced fruit in a saucepan with some maple syrup, cinnamon, a touch of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt, and then just let the heat do its thing. We’ll end up with dreamy chunks of caramelized goodness. I CAN’T even handle this amount of deliciousness.

Next up: the quinoa! I used a multi-colored version that I grabbed at Trader Joe’s, but you can use whatever you have on hand. We’ll cook it in water and cinnamon, and 15 minutes later – boom, we’re ready to assemble.

I loved this breakfast bowl with a healthy pour of unsweetened vanilla almond milk so it was creamy, kind of like my beloved bowl of oats. But once I added those caramelized peaches, some almond butter, a sprinkle of chia seeds, and a pinch of coconut sugar – ooooh my goodness. It was the most satisfying breakfast I’ve had in a long time. It’s slightly crunchy from the quinoa, sweet from those addictive caramelized peaches, and utterly satisfying thanks to the healthy fats in the almond butter and chia. And not to mention a total texture party in your mouth.

And the BEST part? It’s a make-ahead breakfast! Use leftover quinoa and then just whip up the caramelized fruit the morning of. I have SO much love for this quinoa breakfast bowl!

Here’s to a delicious and nutritious way to start your summer mornings!


Caramelized Peach and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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This Caramelized Peach Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is packed with protein and makes a great summer breakfast.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2-3 1x



  • 1 cup quinoa (any variety)
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 peaches (apples work, too!), diced
  • 1/4 tsp. + 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided
  • splash fresh lemon juice
  • assorted toppings: nut butters, chia seeds, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, coconut sugar, etc.


  1. Add diced peach to a small pot with 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, lemon juice, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring frequently, until peaches are tender and have slightly caramelized. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add water and quinoa to the pot (without wiping it down). Add another 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, and cook according to package instructions. When finished, remove excess water, and stir in an additional Tbsp. maple syrup.
  3. To assemble: Add quinoa to a bowl. Top with caramelized peaches and any desired toppings. I chose almond butter, chia seeds, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a touch of coconut sugar.

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