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Overhead horizontal image of a white bowl of quinoa breakfast cereal with pumpkin topped with sliced almonds, on a white surface with scattered nuts, an autumn-themed dish towel, a bowl of orange roasted squash puree, and a spoon.

Breakfast Quinoa with Pumpkin & Spice

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Spice up breakfast with a bowl of this warm and nourishing breakfast quinoa flavored with pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg.


  • ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • ⅔ cup water or milk
  • 2 tablespoons canned or homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sliced or slivered almonds, or chopped walnuts


  1. Place quinoa and water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove quinoa from heat and fluff with fork. Stir in pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour quinoa porridge into bowl and top with nuts. Enjoy immediately.


Nutritional information below includes whole milk.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Porridge
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: quinoa, gluten-free, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg