Instant Pot Peaches & Cream Quinoa

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A quick and easy Instant Pot breakfast recipe, this Instant Pot Quinoa recipe uses fresh peaches, cinnamon, and vanilla to create a healthier take on those sugary packets of peaches and cream instant oatmeal. 

Make this healthy Instant Pot breakfast quinoa as an alternative to sugary oatmeal packets. Swap out the peaches for your favorite breakfast fruit

Instant Pot Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Instant Peaches and Cream Oatmeal has been one of my favorite comfort foods for years. I always crave it when I’m sick; it must be something about the delicate flavor and warming oatmeal that just hits the spot for me.

However, those packets have absolutely no nutritional value and I usually make two packets at once which comes out to a whopping 14g of sugar – not exactly what I should be eating when I’m already under the weather.

This Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa, on the other hand, gives you 12% of your daily recommended iron, in addition to calcium, potassium and vitamin D. The sugar content per serving is just 2.2g (all natural sugars – not added) and the sodium is 25mg (compared to 260mg in for two packets of instant oatmeal). Quinoa also contains all nine essential amino acids and is considered a whole protein and a complex carbohydrate.

You can also adapt this recipe to make your personal favorite flavor of breakfast quinoa – strawberries and cream, maple and brown sugar (go light on the brown sugar or use an alternative), apples and cinnamon, coconut and pineapple, etc. You can even make it savory with seasonings and diced veggies, and top with a sliced soft boiled egg.

My favorite part about this recipe is that we get a nutritious, comforting breakfast without much effort!

How to make breakfast quinoa in the instant pot - a super simple recipe to start your day on the right track

Starting the day with a complete protein and complex carbohydrate allows you to feel fuller longer and avoid that mid-morning slump that many of us associate with needing that second cup of coffee. Most of the time, it’s not the caffeine – it’s our body crashing from a sugar-filled or simple carb-heavy breakfast.

Do I have to use quinoa? If you don’t want to use quinoa, you can use oatmeal, millet or buckwheat, but I like that quinoa has that same chewy texture that I associate with breakfast oatmeal.

Do I have to use fresh peaches? Frozen peaches or canned peaches (without syrup) will both work beautifully in this recipe. You can even add the peaches frozen to this recipe. 

How do I reheat this recipe? The quinoa may harden slightly in the fridge, so reheat by placing in a bowl and covering with your microwave splatter-guard or wet paper towel. Heat for 35 seconds, then stir and mash the quinoa, add in some additional milk and reheat for up to 25-35 more seconds.

How long does cooked quinoa last for? I’ve kept this recipe in the fridge for up to four days. Quinoa can take on an unpleasant smell if left for a week or longer, so I never store it for longer than 4 days.

 

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How to make breakfast quinoa in the instant pot - a super simple recipe to start your day on the right track

Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa Ingredients

Tip: swap out the peaches for your preferred breakfast fruit.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

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Make this healthy Instant Pot breakfast quinoa as an alternative to sugary oatmeal packets. Swap out the peaches for your favorite breakfast fruit

How to Make Breakfast Quinoa in the Instant Pot

Place the butter in the Instant Pot and select the saute setting.

Once the butter is melted, add the quinoa and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant. This adds a slightly nutty flavor to the quinoa, but can be skipped, if desired.

Add the water and milk to the quinoa in the Instant Pot, and cover and seal the Instant Pot.

Select manual and cook for 4 minutes. Quick release.

Stir in the peaches and additional milk or cream to desired consistency. Add cinnamon or vanilla, if desired.

Serve hot.

 

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Skip the packets of sugary oatmeal and whip up this Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa instead! An easy and comforting Instant Pot Breakfast recipe

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Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Breakfast Quinoa

Instant Pot Breakfast Quinoa

A delicious, perfectly cooked peaches and cream breakfast quinoa made completely in the Instant Pot.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, optional
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups peaches, fresh or thawed from frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or half and half cream

Instructions

  1. Place the butter in the Instant Pot and select the saute setting.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the quinoa and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the water and milk to the quinoa in the IP, and cover and seal the Instant Pot.
  4. Select manual and cook for 4 minutes. Quick release.
  5. Stir in the peaches and additional milk or cream to desired consistency. Add cinnamon or vanilla, if desired.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

You can also adapt this recipe to make your personal favorite flavor of breakfast quinoa - strawberries and cream, maple and brown sugar (go light on the brown sugar or use an alternative), apples and cinnamon, coconut and pineapple, etc. You can even make it savory with seasonings and diced veggies, and top with a sliced soft boiled egg.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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