I am not always a lover of quinoa, but in an effort to up my protein in the morning I decided to try cooking it for breakfast. As part of my efforts to add healthy fats to my diet overall, I decided to cook it in coconut milk. And then because I don’t want to get up early to cook breakfast, I decided to cook it in my slow cooker. And what I got was delicious! Especially when I added fresh blueberries! I made this on Monday night, and reheated it the rest of the week. It was so good, even reheated.
1 cup quinoa (rinsed, if it is not pre-rinsed)
1 can coconut milk (I used full-fat – found in the Asian food section)
2 tbsp raw sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
butter or coconut oil
Lightly grease crockpot with butter or coconut oil. Add all remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Stir. Cook overnight on low for 7-9 hours. Serve with blueberries.
I cooked this in a small 2 quart crockpot. If you do not have one that small, I would recommend using a bowl inside of the crockpot with water to create a water bath (read how this is done at Mommy’s Kitchen)
11 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa”
I am definitely going to try this! Sounds so yummy and easy! I love quinoa! Thanks for sharing the recipe, pinning now… 🙂
~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.blogspot.com
How many does this serve? We have a family of 6, so just wondering if I should make more…
It makes about 4 servings. So you might want to double the recipe. Hope you enjoy!
What size was the can of coconut milk? My husband hates coconut (intensely) so I’d like to substitute the liquid.
Hi Elizabeth, I used a 13.5 oz can of coconut milk. Let me know how it works and what other liquid you use!
I’m using 1/2 water and 1/2 whole organic milk. I’m also substituting honey for the maple syrup. We’ll see how it tastes in the morning!
I just picked up a 2 qt crock today so I could do exactly his.Thanks for the recipe!
awesome! It’s a great size. I use it way more than I thought I would. Steel Cut Oats, a few chicken breasts, gravy at family holidays! 🙂 Enjoy!
I love the cute little size! And only $10! I tried making this quinoa with 5 ounces water and the other 8.5 ounces of cow milk. I cooked it on low 7-8 hours and it BURNED really bad. It tasted awful from burning. Next time I’m going to try it like I make oatmeal, I’ll start with boiling water, then leave it on WARM overnight. I had read that this little crock can get pretty hot.
I also cooked BBQ chicken in my crock, it worked great! My big crock is too big for just about everything. I wish I could use it for steel cut oats, but we just went gluten free.
Trader joe’s has gluten free steel cut oats at a good price!
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