Instant Pot Quinoa is so fast and easy, making it perfect for an Instant Pot breakfast!
This Instant Pot Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl is healthy and delicious with quinoa, blueberries, honey, yogurt and pistachios!
If you ask me what I had for breakfast on any given day, the majority of the time I would reply, "granola."
I make my own homemade granola - which I need to post on here. It's so good that I hardly ever feel the need to step out of my comfort zone. Well, this easy pressure cooker breakfast has changed all that!
Now, I can have another breakfast that is easy, delicious and I can feel good about eating!
I love that the quinoa in this recipe is cooked with the cinnamon stick. It really gives it a subtle cinnamon flavor.
I changed up the recipe a little bit and cooked the quinoa in my Instant Pot. If you're wondering why I used the Instant Pot instead of the stove, because really quinoa is not that difficult.
First of all, it comes out perfect every time and second, it's even easier than the stove. You put the quinoa, water, and cinnamon in the Instant Pot. Set the timer for 1 minute, and then when it's done do a NPR (natural pressure release) for 10 minutes, then open up for perfect quinoa!
While your quinoa is cooking (and you aren't having to watch the stove) you can start to assemble the rest of the ingredients: raisins, honey, an apple, and apple juice.
When the quinoa is finished you stir in those ingredients and let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. I did overnight.
Then I toasted some pistachios and put them in a jar, so they would be ready to sprinkle on in the morning.
This was such a hearty breakfast!! We ate it for 2 days straight and plan on making it again!!
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Instant Pot Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl
- 1 ½ cups white quinoa
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon honey plus more for serving
- ¾ cup grated apple
- 1 cup cold-pressed apple juice
- 1 cup plain yogurt plus more for serving
- ¼ cup chopped pistachios
- blueberries to serve
- Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Add the quinoa, water and cinnamon stick to the Instant Pot. Lock on the lid, make sure the vent is set to sealing, and manually set for 1 minute. When the Instant Pot beeps that it is finished, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick pressure release.
- Spoon the quinoa out into a medium size bowl, remove the cinnamon stick and allow to cool. Add the raisins, honey, apple and apple juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Add the yogurt and stir to combine.
- Serve topped with yogurt, pistachios, blueberries and honey.
I found this recipe in an old Donna Hay magazine that is no longer being published.
This was originally published in 2017 and has been updated for 2020.
This dish is perfect for the cold weather now, thank you for sharing the recipe! It looks so good~
Thank you for sharing the recipe! Gotta try it for breakfast tomorrow.
Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, right? I haven’t been keeping up with all the gadgets.
Pam Greer says
Yes, it's an electric pressure cooker.
Michele Morin says
Delicious and healthful!
April J Harris says
I love using cinnamon in my breakfast recipes! Your Instant Pot Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl looks like a fantastic way to start the day. It's healthy and delicious too! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Pam, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!
This looks and sounds delicious! The perfect breakfast for a chilly morning!
Tracy Koslicki says
I made something like this for breakfast this morning but your recipe looks SO much better and healthier!! Yes, please do post that homemade granola recipe, too! 😀
Looks amazing! I haven’t used my instant pot, i love quinoa, never had it for breakfast.
Teri Stephens says
Loving how fast this cooks up...and yes, the cinnamon is a great call. (Don't leave us in suspense too long on that homemade granola recipe.)
I love quinoa for breakfast and all the more delightful when made in the Instant Pot! Also, I LOVED the book you're currently reading 🙂
Such a wonderful way to start the day! I need to cook with quinoa more. I love how you included the cinnamon stick.
Elise Cohen Ho says
I adore Quinoa and all of its benefits so having ot for breakfast seems perfectly brilliant to me.
April J Harris says
Your Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl is full of my favourite ingredients - especially blueberries and pistachios! Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Sharing this post!
Miz Helen says
Your Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Can't say I've taken to quinoa with the enthusiasm others display but I did thoroughly enjoy a pistachio croissant the other day.
Ellen Pilch says
That looks great. I would skip the pistachios, but I love blueberries and quinoa.