Cacao Quinoa Bircher with Cacao Buckwheat Granola

14 July 2015 | Recipes
Cacao Quinoa Bircher

Everything about this recipe is easy.

In fact, it’s so easy I almost wasn’t going to publish it.

But who the hell am I to rob of you deliciousness?

So here my friends is a recipe you’re going to have on high rotation because it’s a) yum, b) high in protein and c) CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST!

Cacao Quinoa Bircher with Cacao Buckwheat Granola

Serves 4

Note: I like to make four breakfasts worth of this and keep each serve in a glass jar in the fridge to grab on my way out the door in the morning. I keep the granola in a separate glass jar and sprinkle it on top just before serving. It also makes a yummy trail mix snack. 


Cacao Quinoa Bircher

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup natural full-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Cacao Buckwheat Granola

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup activated buckwheat (buckinis)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon activated pepitas
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


  1. To make the Cacao Buckwheat Granola, pop all ingredients in a small frying pan and cook stirring for 1-2 minutes until toasted and golden. Remove from pan and set aside to cool completely before storing in a jar or airtight container.
  2. To make the Cacao Bircher simply mix all of the ingredients until well combined. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or divide into individual glass jars.
  3. To serve, sprinkle bircher with granola and add some fresh raspberries or sliced banana. Yum!

Note:  If you make substitutions due to allergies or flavour preferences I cannot guarantee the results. Below are some substitute suggestions, but they have not been tested. If you follow them I would love to hear about your results in the comments below.


Quinoa: You can try these with oats if you like. First soak them over night in a little water or milk then stir through the yoghurt in the morning.

Cacao: Leave it out if you really want to, but it’s kinda the point of this recipe. Did I mention CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST!?

Yoghurt: I love this with coconut yoghurt. Sweet Bondi is my favourite coconut yoghurt brand.

Raw Honey: Substitute with maple syrup, rice malt syrup, coconut nectar or a pinch of stevia. Depending on what yoghurt you use you might not need any sweetener at all. If I use coconut yoghurt I usually skip the honey.

Granola: Use any combo of nuts and seeds that you like.



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