Healthy Breakfast Bowl with Egg and Quinoa

Looking for healthy breakfast ideas? This Breakfast Bowl is definitely worth waking up for and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime! If you have cooked quinoa on hand, it comes together in about 10 minutes. Perfect for busy mornings!

hands holding a quinoa breakfast bowl

If eating healthy ranks on your list of 2018 goals, then breakfast is the best place to start. Breakfast bowls are a great way to combine wholesome ingredients into one simple, nutritious, colorful, and tasty meal.

This nutrient-rich breakfast bowl includes:

– nutty quinoa

– juicy grape tomatoes

– creamy avocado

– sautéed mushrooms

– and a sunny-side-up egg.

The runny yolk doubles as a dressing to coat the quinoa, avocado adds creaminess and healthy unsaturated fats, while grape tomatoes lend freshness and a pop of color.

a bowl of grape tomatoes, cooked quinoa, three eggs

Breakfast bowls are super versatile. I like to top mine with a fried egg, but poached, hard-boiled or scrambled eggs would be equally delicious. For a vegan option, substitute eggs with tempeh or scrambled tofu.

If you aren’t a quinoa lover, serve it with brown rice, barley, farro, freekeh, wheat berries, couscous, or a slice of toast.

Do you have leftovers veggies in the fridge? Add them in. Collards, Brussels sprouts, chard, bok choy, mustard greens, baby spinach, kale, or arugula would be a nice addition.

What I love about the recipe is that you can prepare some of the ingredients ahead of time and you’ll be set for the week ahead. Cook your mushrooms and quinoa and keep them in the fridge. Then in the morning, heat them up, fry the egg, slice the avocado and grape tomatoes, and assemble the bowl. Done…simple as that!

A breakfast bowl and a blue napkin on a gray background

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Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes? Check out my Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls and Simple Blueberry Overnight Oats.

hands holding a quinoa breakfast bowl
5 from 7 votes
Healthy Breakfast Bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Breakfast

Looking for something different to add to your morning routine? This Healthy Breakfast Bowl is definitely worth waking up for and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!

For the quinoa:
  • 1/2 cup (95 grams) uncooked tricolor quinoa
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • salt
For the mushrooms:
  • 3 oz (85 grams) cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper
For the grape tomatoes:
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
For the sunny-side-up eggs:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
Other ingredients:
  • 1/2 ripe avocado sliced
  • chopped cilantro
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa with water and bring to a boil, uncovered. 

    When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff the quinoa with a fork, season with salt and set aside.

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until soft

Grape tomatoes:
  1. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, and salt. Place the halved grape tomatoes in a medium bowl and drizzle with the vinaigrette. 

  1. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Crack the eggs, 1 at a time, into the pan. Cover, and cook until the whites are set and, the yolk is still runny, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

  1. Divide the quinoa, tomatoes, and mushrooms evenly between two bowls. Top with the eggs each and avocado slices. 

    Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

  • Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 bowl

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1 bowl) — Calories: 377, Fat: 21.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.7g, Cholesterol: 160mg, Sodium: 71.4mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 2.2g, Protein: 15g

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21 comments on “Healthy Breakfast Bowl with Egg and Quinoa”

  1. Talk about something that you can easily enjoy every morning! I like that you used quinoa instead of rice, it’s a wonderful alternative. This breakfast bowl is a must try!

  2. Wow! This looks very appetizing! I am trying to have healthy meals for breakfast myself and this is just perfect.

  3. This breakfast bowl looks so darn cute! I love it! Would definitely like to try it.

  4. Now that is an awesome looking breakfast bowl! I am loving the idea of adding egg to this!

  5. This looks SO delicious. I love everything in it – and it’s colorful and full of healthy benefits.

  6. This yummy looking healthy bowl looks great I love the quinoa with egg avocado for breakfast delicious combo!

  7. This looks really delicious! I have quinoa sitting in my pantry for a while now, I think it’s about time to use it! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. I always look for quinoa recipes and I can barely find ones that look good; however, this looks especially yummy! Cant wait to try it out.

  9. I love this breakfast bowl and it is totally something I would eat. I like bowls and being able to add veggies and fried eggs make everything in my book 100 times better. YUM -O I eat something like this all the time because you can prep a lot of it in advance making mornings easier.

  10. Your Healthy Breakfast Bowl with Egg and Quinoa looks really tasty. I love all of the ingredients. This will be a healthy alternative to my regular breakfast.

  11. Ooh yum!!! This looks so tasty and healthy – and easy to make, which is my favourite thing about it. Haha 🙂

  12. Delicious breakfast bowl! I love reading your blog, so many handy tips and creative recipes!

  13. I really struggle with breakfast, I know it is bad and unhealthy but I tend to skip it, just can’t face food early in the morning,

    • That looks so nice, but I was wondering if you have something you would suggest to replace the mushrooms? If not, then I might just try it in the future without the mushrooms.

      I love mushrooms, but lately I’ve noticed a headache every time I’ve had some, and well my mother is deadly allergic to them, so better safe then sorry.

  14. Delicious breakfast bowl! I love reading your blog, thanks

  15. Delicious breakfast thanks ELENA going to bookmark ur posts keep it up

  16. I have just tried it and I love it! Thanks for the great recipe!

  17. Love the food! I like reading your blog, and keep up the good recipes!

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