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A Kid in the Kitchen: Breakfast Quinoa

Photo: John Autry
Matisse takes a kid-friendly approach to cooking nutrient-filled quinoa.

"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

View Recipe: Breakfast Quinoa