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 (173g)
  • Walnuts icon
    as needed
  • Banana icon
    x 4 (about 480g)
  • Water icon
    1.5 cups (360ml)
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Non dairy milk icon
    Non dairy milk
    as needed
  • Granola icon
    2 cups (206g)
  • Fresh fruit compote icon
    Fresh fruit compote
    2 cups (480g)


  • 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. Quick release
  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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