Date Caramel Macchiato Breakfast Quinoa
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Date Caramel Macchiato Breakfast Quinoa

A power boost for your body and hair. It's gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, yet it's very protein rich, creamy and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast & Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian, Other
Servings: 1 people


Coffee Quinoa

  • 85 gr uncooked quinoa rinse. 1/2 cup
  • 185 ml coffee 3/4 cup

Date Caramel, makes 1 cup

  • 18 dates pitted and quarted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6-8 tbsp almond milk or milk of choice

Date Milk

  • 125 ml almond milk or milk of choice. 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp date caramel see above

Power Boost Toppings

  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • more date caramel see above. optional


  • Brew coffee and pour into a saucepan along with rinsed quinoa. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove the quinoa from the heat and let it rest, still covered, for 5 more minutes. Pour the cooked coffee quinoa into a serving bowl.
  • Meanwhile we'll make the date caramel. Pour 18 pitted and quarted dates into a food processor. Add in salt, vanilla and almond milk (or any milk of choice). Process until creamy. Add in more milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. I stopped at pretty thick.
  • Date milk: Pour milk, vanilla and 1 tbsp of the date caramel into a small saucepan. Heat up, but not boil. Pour this warm date milk over the cooked coffee quinoa (as much as you want).
  • Then add the healthy power boost toppings. I had almonds, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. All are really good for you and super easy to get down in this delicious date caramel macchiato breakfast quinoa. I also loved dolloping more of the date caramel on top, because hello, it's caramel.


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice