Coconut Lime Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Some hippie shiz right here

I’m not going to lie to you, this coconut lime quinoa breakfast bowl recipe is some straight up hippie shit.

It’s crunchy, it’s grainy, it’s nutty.

Let’s petition and see if Berkeley wants this dish as their mascot. Damn Berkeley hippies.

Despite the “granola” feel of this recipe, it’s undeniably tasty.

I recommend making this recipe in your (outside) kitchen barefoot, with no bra, sarong tied around your waist and a handkerchief looking top. Your hair should be a little messy with a slight hint of patchouli and preferably in a braid. Also, your legs should be hairy, so you should probably get a jump start on this part now (It’ll just taste better if you follow these steps. I have no proof of this, but I’m pretty sure I’m right).

Coconut Lime Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Author: Molly Patrick


For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water

For the Toasted Coconut

  • 1 cup of coconut

The rest of your toppings

  • Banana slices
  • Chopped pecans
  • Fresh almond milk
  • 100% pure maple syrup
  • Squeeze of lime


Make the Quinoa

  • Place the water and the quinoa in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to medium / low and simmer for 20 minutes until the water has absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.

Toast the Coconut

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium / low heat for several minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of coconut in an even layer in the pan (you can use dried coconut flakes or shredded dried coconut).
  • Cook on medium / low for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. When coconut is brown, transfer to a bowl. Add however much you would like to your breakfast bowl and store the rest for another time.


  • Place a portion of quinoa in a bowl and top with toasted coconut, banana, pecans, almond milk, maple syrup and a squeeze of lime.
  • Mix together and enjoy.


You can add as much or as little as you want of each topping. Play around and have fun you sexy hippie beast, you.

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  1. DGR on February 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for the great breakfast idea. I did not see any flax meal in the recipe. Where and when you you add it?

    • Molly Patrick on February 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      HA! I tricked ya’ – lol. Thank you for commenting on this. I see now that I accidentally put the intro for another recipe on this recipe. This intro was meant for my Superfoods Raw Muesli which I haven’t posted yet.
      I’m going to take out the flax bit from the intro. In the meantime, just make the recipe according to recipe and you’ll be good!

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