This berrylicious Quinoa Breakfast Casserole is the ultimate meal prep breakfast: it’s easy, makes 6 servings, and is packed full of nutrients from quinoa, berries and Greek yogurt. Fluffy cinnamon-spiced quinoa is baked with a creamy custard, lightly sweetened with raspberries and banana. So good!
Serving Size: ⅙ of casserole (163g)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes
Nutrition Facts: 217 calories / 33g carbs / 18g protein / 2g fat
- 1 cup (170g) pre-rinsed, uncooked quinoa
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (140g) frozen raspberries or blueberries
- 1 medium (118g) ripe banana (sliced)
- 1 ½ cups (368g) fat free milk
- 1 cup (227g) “Chobani” vanilla blended nonfat yogurt
- ½ cup (122g) egg whites
- 4 scoops (40g) “Vital Proteins” unflavored collagen peptides
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 8×8-inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, mix together quinoa, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into the bottom of the baking pan.
- Scatter frozen raspberries and sliced banana over the quinoa mixture.
- In a blender or food processor blend together the milk, yogurt, egg whites, and collagen peptides until no lumps remain. You can also use a whisk if needed. Pour over the quinoa and fruit. Stir lightly with a fork or spoon.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until mostly set (only slightly wobbly in the middle). Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months.
- If your quinoa is not pre-rinsed, make sure to rinse under cold running water in a fine mesh strainer (or in a bowl) for 1-2 minutes. This is to rinse off the bitter tasting compound that usually coats these nutritious seeds.
- Use any combination of berries you like! Fresh or frozen blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries would all be delicious.
- If you double the recipe, bake in a 9×13-inch pan. Baking time will likely be slightly longer, but check after 50-60 minutes.
- You can substitute any protein powder for the collagen peptides. Use the quantity of protein powder that adds up to 36 grams of protein (about 1 ½ scoops for most brands).
- To make dairy-free with macros: 207 calories / 31.5g carbs / 13g protein / 3.5g fat:
- Substitute unsweetened almond milk for the nonfat milk
- Substitute 1 cup “So Delicious” vanilla coconut milk yogurt alternative for the Greek yogurt.
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