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!
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!
Have You Ever Had A Savory Breakfast With Quinoa?
This month’s Recipe Redux 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.
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.
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!
- sweet potatoes
- garlic powder
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 easy veggie hash recipe.
I love it alongside some avocado toast or even on top.
- 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
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well
- Pour onto skillet over medium high heat and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until done.
- 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
Looking For More Easy Meal Prep Quinoa Recipes?
This Mango Lime Quinoa Salad is a fun warm-weather dish, great for summer cookouts. This Lemon Herb Quinoa comes together in less than 30 minutes, too. And these easy pizza quinoa bites are the best for kids and the whole family.
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.