Mocha Latte Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa + Coffee + Chocolate + Coconut = BEST BREAKFAST EVER.

And that’s not even an exaggeration. 

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Yesterday I was trying to think of an innovative way to make quinoa. I’ve made many different ways. Sweet and salty. For dinner and for breakfast. In chili. In a grain free granola. In salsa. Even in cornbread

This time, I combined 2 of my favorite things ever- chocolate and coffee with a hint of coconut cream to make the bestest most satisfying most flavorful breakfast EVER!

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Just think. You can have your coffee and eat it too. Literally.

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Mocha Latte Breakfast Quinoa
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and uncooked
  • 1 heaping cup brewed coffee (aka 1 cup plus a little bit more :D)
  • 1 heaping cup coconut water (aka 1 cup plus a little bit more :D)
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut cream (topping)
  1. In a medium size sauce pan, bring 1 cup quinoa, 1 heaping cup brewed coffee, 1 heaping cup coconut water, and ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips to a rolling boil. Then, turn down to low, cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa thickens and the liquid is almost gone. *I noticed this took a little bit longer to cook than normal quinoa. Just an observation.* Serve hot and with a few tablespoons of coconut cream on top.

I thought about adding some organic cane sugar, but the 1/4 cup of vegan chocolate chips definitely does it. I like sweet but not super sweet. I kept the coconut cream (which I got from Trader Joe’s BTW) unsweetened too.

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The coconut cream is definitely a must. Especially if it’s a little bit chilled. Poured on top of steaming hot Mocha Latte Quinoa is like heaven in a bowl.  

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    • says

      YES! I actually just ate it cold with some Greek yogurt on top after my workout today. Tasted fab. I’m weird and never reheat things..but this legit tastes good cold!

  1. says

    Totally created an innovative quinoa recipe, Lee! This sounds super interesting, which makes me want to try it RIGHT NOW 😀 I have yet to try coconut cream but see it all the time at Trader Joes. Love it, pinned for later. Thanks doll.

  2. L Ferrell says

    Looks lovely! Love Quinoa!
    As I use liquid measuring cups for liquids, how does one measure a “heaping” cup of liquid? Should we add a Tablespoon to the cup of liquid added?

    • says

      😀 I guess I wasn’t sure how to communicate that correctly! I used about a tablespoon extra of each! Thanks for asking, I should clarify better next time!

  3. says

    I’m new to blogging and I’m so glad I stumbled across your page. I love everything about your blog and use it as inspiration! I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I love coffee flavored stuff. This recipe looks so yummy, I’m excited to try this tomorrow morning :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jocelyne says

    Wow Lee, this photo is awesome! I don’t love coconut and quinoa that much, but the photo is great! You are such a talent!

  5. Dawn says

    I, the non-cook, am actually making this, this morning! (Getting over being intimidated by quinoa!) I liked the “heaping cup” of coffee ,too. Thought my mom would get a kick out of that one! Thanks, Lee! :)

  6. says

    This looks so amaze… I haven’t bought/used coconut cream yet… I think I’m scared of it… but this is inspiring me to try it!!

  7. Laura says

    Made it this morning! Delicious! It felt like dessert for breakfast! It’s also the first breakfast in a while where I didn’t feel hungry an hour later.


  8. says

    Excuse me while I DIE of elation. You may have just revolutionized breakfast in my household. But seriously.

    Though I did have one question: what is Coconut creme? I have coconut oil coconut sugar, coconut flower and shavings but creme is new for me. Did you make it yourself?

  9. Maria says

    Any way to do this recipe without the coconut Walter and cream? If so, which measurements of Coffee should i use? Thank you for sharing the recipe 😀


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