Tropical Breakfast Quinoa & Oatmeal

Vegan MoFo #15 – I had some leftover fresh pineapple from my Peanut Soba Noodles w/ Pineapple meal, so I decided to use it for breakfast today. I love having oatmeal for breakfast, but recently, I’ve been using half oatmeal and half quinoa flakes. The quinoa flakes are an excellent source of protein, but they’re a little bit bitter-tasting, so I like to blend them with the oatmeal. I also normally add a little bit of maple syrup to my oatmeal to sweeten it, but didn’t have to today because of the sweetness of the pineapple. This is a great way to start off your day with a little tropical flair – it’s like a hardy piña colada!

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa & Oatmeal - Vegan & Gluten-Free

Tropical Breakfast Quinoa & Oatmeal
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This hearty blend of oatmeal and quinoa flakes takes on a tropical taste with the addition of pineapple and coconut. Vegan.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • 1 tbsp dried coconut
  • ¼ cup fresh pinepple
  • ⅓ cup blend of oatmeal and quinoa flakes (I buy whole oats and grind them in my food processor - use gluten-free if necessary)
  • ¾ cup water or soy milk
  1. Toast the coconut in a frying pan or oven until golden. Watch it carefully so that it doesn’t burn!
  2. In the meantime, place the oatmeal & quinoa in a microwave-safe bowl with the water or soymilk. Cook on high for 1.5 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook it in a saucepan for a few minutes on the stove.
  3. Top with the fresh pineapple and toasted coconut. Enjoy!

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  1. This looks really, really good. Love the idea of mixing quinoa with oatmeal.

    • vegangela says:

      Thanks for your comment! Mixing with oats is a nice way to introduce quinoa flakes… and you get the nutrition benefits of both ;)

  2. Carry says:

    Wow, these recipes are good!! My sister loves them. I even download an android app about quinoa recipes here

    • vegangela says:

      Cool, thanks for sharing!

  3. Mina says:

    What ratio of oats to quinoa did you use? And I have never seen quinoa flakes…can we blend quinoa too or is it a different kind of product? Thanks!

    • vegangela says:

      Sorry for the delay – I used half quinoa flakes, half oats. You should be able to find quinoa flakes at the health food store. Thanks for stopping by!

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