Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

By OC Kitchen

Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves 4

We all know that breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of the day, as a wholesome breakfast boosts metabolism, stabilizes blood sugar, and makes it easier to ward off cravings and eat more healthily the rest of the day. This gluten-free Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a delicious way to start your day! Not only is it full of proteins and healthy fats that will keep you going until lunch, but it can be made the day before and reheated for a quick and ready-to-go breakfast!


1 cup raw quinoa
2 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 cage-free organic eggs
4 cups fresh spinach
1½ cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 medium ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
Sea salt and pepper, to taste


1. Add the quinoa and water to a pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 15–20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Fluff with a fork and set aside.

2. Add coconut oil to a medium pan over medium heat. Crack the eggs directly into the pan and cover with a tight-fitting lid for about 2 minutes, or until the whites of the eggs are set.

3. Divide the spinach, tomatoes and avocado among four bowls. Add the cooked quinoa and top with the fried egg. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate leftovers.

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  • Ed Buziak says:

    I’ve been an “rolled oats + soy milk” type of breakfaster for the past 40-odd years… but tried the above quinoa, avocat, oeuf, epinard, tomate plateful this morning… and WOW, an hour later and I feel much more energetic than usual!

    • Anna Soref says:

      Hi Ed,
      So glad you like the recipe and that it inspired a positive change for you! I have the habit of eating sweeter on the breakfast side as well but am trying to change it up.


  • Patricia says:

    This looks amazing! I love to cook my quinoa in advance so I can just grab hot or cold to take to work. Gives me the protein and chew that I need instead of a smoothie!

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