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Sweet Potato, Beet and Quinoa Breakfast Scramble

This Sweet Potato, Beet and Quinoa Scramble is a perfect quick and savory breakfast option. It’s ready in 20 minutes, can be made in bulk, and is great for those busy mornings!

skillet with quinoa and vegetables for scramble next to striped napkin

Hi and good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Are you watching the eclipse today? We’re going to try to – we’re going to a place where we may have partial visibility, which is the best we can hope for in the Charlotte region.

On Friday, we just stayed in as I tested this savory breakfast idea. Saturday night, we ate at The Fig Tree to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary, which was last week.

They are known for their elk chop, so obviously I ordered that. I will say that it did not disappoint!

elk chop with cabbage and rice on white plate

Have You Ever Had A Savory Breakfast With Quinoa?

This month’s theme is a savory breakfast dish. Something that you may typically have for dinner, but we’re switching it up as a breakfast option!

For another savory breakfast idea, I would also suggest my mexican chorizo breakfast casserole.

Closeup of Mexican Chorizo Breakfast as an option for breakfast for athletes

This time around, my mind immediately went to something with sweet potatoes and beets, tied together with quinoa. So if you’re trying to include more vegetables in your breakfast, or feel stuck on ways to eat quinoa for breakfast, this should help!

Let’s be honest – school is starting and if you’re a mom, you’re probably not ready for the hectic mornings.

You’re probably scouring Pinterest for the cook ahead, quick breakfast options so you can heat it up and send the kids on their way.

This is one of those recipes! Plus, you can make it in one skillet, which is always a win.

Less dirty dishes to do and everything cooks at once. 

cooking skillet with beet and sweet potato scramble with quinoa

Sweet Potato and Beets Veggie Scramble

This savory quinoa breakfast bowl is actually a balance of sweet and savory. The bread crumbs offer a little salty, savory aspect, while the beets and sweet potatoes impart a little bit of sweetness.

If you haven’t warmed up to beets yet, this canned beets recipe may help!

In all honesty, I imagined these as little patties initially. But they didn’t hold how I wanted them too, so a one-pan scramble seemed like the next best option.

It’s good to be flexible, right?

And, I’m just going to go ahead and tell you that the secret ingredient of this scramble is the bread crumbs. Both my and Ed’s favorite part. They just add a new flavor that pulls everything together. 

This savory breakfast idea is GOOD. I made this quinoa breakfast scramble a few times over the weekend, and each time, it was gone just like that.

I’m sure it will be the same for you!

How To Make A Quinoa Breakfast Scramble

You really just need one bowl to mix everything into, then throw it onto the skillet.

You don’t have to cook the quinoa ahead of time, although if you already have some prepped, you can certainly use that!

clear bowl with breadcrumbs, sweet potatoes, eggs and beets

You’ll need:

  • quinoa
  • sweet potatoes
  • beets
  • zucchini
  • eggs
  • breadcrumbs
  • cheese
  • kale
  • garlic powder
  • paprika

Soon enough, you’ve got a veggie heavy breakfast option!

I hope you give this veggie scramble recipe a try and love it like we did. This quinoa breakfast with eggs gets its protein from the quinoa and eggs, so feel free to add more than two. 

A high protein quinoa breakfast can really be perfect for any meal of the day – it’s full of complex carbohydrates, veggies, and fiber, so great for dinner the night before a long run too, just like this sweet potato kale hash

I love it alongside some avocado toast or even on top. 

avocado toast on white plate and quinoa beet scramble in clear bowl
Sweet Potato Beet Quinoa Breakfast Scramble in skillet

Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Beet Breakfast Scramble

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Sweet Potato, Beet and Quinoa Breakfast Scramble is a perfect quick and savory breakfast option. It's ready in 20 minutes, full of nourishing veggies, can be made in bulk, and is great for those busy mornings!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup beets, diced
  • 1/4 cup cheese, shredded (I used mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup kale, shredded
  • 1/2 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well
  2. Pour onto skillet over medium high heat and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until done.
  3. Top with more cheese and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 15g

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Looking For More Easy Meal Prep Quinoa Recipes?

Personally, though, I prefer this Quinoa Chocolate Chip Apple Crumble or Chocolate Mint Berry Quinoa Bowl as a fun, healthy quinoa dessert that kids love!

All work great as meal prep snacks, too!

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Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person? Usually, I’m a sweet, but every once in a while, I crave savory.

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  1. Oh yum, that looks awesome! I have to try it sometime soon. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Our anniversary is today- August is a good month for celebrations. 🙂

  2. great idea to add quinoa to a scramble… love the idea of putting sweet potatoes and beets together- those are two of my fav veggies!

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