Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa


How’s this for nutritious breakfast? This is a great way to start any day! Not only is it good for you but it tastes delicious. It’s easy to make and it yields 3 servings so you can have another two bowls stored in the fridge to warm up for the next few days.

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa | Cooking Classy

The recipe is very versatile. Basically it’s just a place to get you started. You can swap out the milk for a different kind, and an alternate sweetener would work fine (agave, brown sugar, maple syrup). You could add nuts for crunch and another added protein. Bananas or any kind of berry would be a great compliment to this, or a nut butter would make it nice and creamy. I’d say always (or almost always) keep the cinnamon though because the cinnamon makes it feel like a breakfast cereal. I think next I want to try a coconut version, now that sounds amazing. Enjoy!

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa | Cooking Classy

Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa | Cooking Classy

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Chai Spiced Breakfast Quinoa

This is the perfect healthy way to start the day. Quinoa isn't just for breakfast and dinner, you'll love this porridge version!

Servings: 3
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups almond milk , plus more for serving (I used original)
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp honey , or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and salt to a boil. Stir in quinoa and reduce heat to a low. Cover with lid and allow to simmer 15 - 20 minutes until almond milk has been absorbed and quinoa is tender.
  2. Stir in honey and vanilla. Serve warm topped with more almond milk.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Quinoa
Author: Jaclyn

This is a random pic but I wanted to use my new mini strainer I just bought for props :). It’s blue but I wish they would have had a white one too…

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  • elenia: The pinch of cloves and cardamom, silly question (Ground or whole)?

    I can’t wait to make this!!!! Thank you!! January 31, 2016 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Julia: Would I be able to make this the night before? December 7, 2015 at 5:26pm Reply

  • Jen: I added raisins to mine at the last second and it’s amazing! I think raisins really compliment the chai flavor. This has been added to my “grab and go” rotation! March 11, 2014 at 2:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Love the addition of the raisins! Glad you liked it Jen! March 12, 2014 at 8:16pm Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: What a fabulous idea to make this chai spiced! Gorgeous photos! March 6, 2014 at 4:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jessica! March 6, 2014 at 8:58pm Reply

  • Aggie: I have yet to try quinoa for breakfast. This looks delicious…love the chai spice! March 6, 2014 at 3:00pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I adore Chai spice, what a beautiful and delicious breakfast idea! March 6, 2014 at 11:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! March 6, 2014 at 11:58am Reply

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme: Love this! The pictures are stunning, as always! March 6, 2014 at 11:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Jennifer! March 6, 2014 at 11:57am Reply

  • Katrina @ WVS: Those raspberries look so fresh! Love this recipe! March 6, 2014 at 10:24am Reply

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