Instant Pot Fruity Quinoa & Granola Bowls

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recipe by Barb Musick

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I love the variety of textures in this dish, with the warm quinoa and the crunchy granola. It’s also really easy to change it up to suit your particular cravings. Add more nondairy milk if you want the quinoa base to be a little creamier, or more maple syrup to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fresh sliced fruit or toasted walnuts on top are a favorite addition of mine. If your local grocer carries vegan yogurt, consider adding some of that, too.

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recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Quinoa icon
    1 cup (about 172.8 g)
  • Walnuts icon
    as needed
  • Banana icon
    4 (about 480 g)
  • Water icon
    1 ½ cups (about 360 g)
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    2 tbsp (about 42.6 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (about 4.4 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Non dairy milk icon
    Non dairy milk
    as needed
  • Granola icon
    2 cups (about 206.4 g)
  • Fresh fruit compote icon
    Fresh fruit compote
    2 cups (about 480 g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl

Step preview

  1. Add water, quinoa, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  4. Natural release - 8 min
  5. Release pressure -
  6. Stir
  7. Stir non dairy milk into the inner pot
  8. Divide content of inner pot between 4 large serving bowls
  9. Top with granola, fresh fruit compote, walnuts and banana
  10. Serve
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