A Kid in the Kitchen: Breakfast Quinoa

Matisse takes a kid-friendly approach to cooking nutrient-filled quinoa.

Breakfast Quinoa

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  • Matisse Reid

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"I was excited to make this recipe, especially since it includes one of my most favorite ingredients—quinoa. I've used quinoa in place of rice before but have never used it in a breakfast dish. This recipe was really easy to make and smelled amazing while cooking. I am not a huge fan of coconut so I was not sure I would like it, but I was surprised—this dish tasted really good. However, you can also try it with almond milk and top it with toasted slivered almonds. I would also recommend using any seasonal fruit and switching it up often. The quinoa is sweet and creamy, so you can use a tart fruit as a flavor contrast."


  • Kahlo (age 6): She liked the smooth and creamy texture of the quinoa (and also that I made it!). 10 out of 10
  • Jasper (age 8): He said that he liked that the dish was sweet, like dessert. 10 out of 10
  • Matisse: I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast, but I think this is going to be my new go-to hot cereal every morning! 10 out of 10

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