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Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole with Quinoa

This Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole With Quinoa is one sure-fire way I can get my boys to eat quinoa and oats for breakfast. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Keyword pumpkin breakfast casserole
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 486kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats gluten free
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg or 1 flax egg
  • cup maple syrup
  • cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 -3 cups almond milk or milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Streusel Topping
  • cup quinoa flour (toasted) or flour of choice
  • 1 cup rolled oats gluten free
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened (or Earth Balance)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a medium casserole pan with olive oil.
  • In a medium bowl mix together oats, quinoa, walnuts, cranberries, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan.
  • If using flax egg mix together 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons warm water. Set aside to thicken.
  • In a separate bowl mix together (flax) egg, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over quinoa oat mixture ensuring that oats are fully covered.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make streusel topping by combining flour, oats, walnuts, palm sugar and butter in a small bowl.
  • Remove casserole from oven and top with streusel topping. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes longer. Serve warm with an additional pat of butter or drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

Notes

Variations for Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole

  • My youngest son this casserole prefers it drier, with just 2 cups of milk. I, on the other hand, like a moister casserole and prefer to use 3 cups. You can adjust the moisture to suit your taste.
  • I love the streusel topping but if you are looking to save on calories you can reduce them by 140 per serving by leaving the topping off.
  • If quinoa isn't your thing, feel free to use all oats.  Or, if you would prefer, use just quinoa.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3380IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3.3mg