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Breakfast quinoa with blueberries

Nice weather is (mostly) here, and that makes me one happy girl. At this very moment I am working outside while my little boys run around and play "castle" in our bushes. I have longed for this moment for seven months and it is finally here! Pinch me! Dan and I both make most of our money in the summers, so it is a very busy but good and productive season for us. Welcome, summer!

I have had this lonely box of quinoa sitting in my pantry for a while now. The other night Dan and I had fed the boys since they adore eating at their little table outside when the weather is nice. We were feeling lazy and didn't know what to make for ourselves. I remembered the box of quinoa and thought about transforming it into a breakfast! For dinner! Scandalous!  

In a medium saucepan, combine:

1 cup quinoa

1 cup water

1 cup almond milk

Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed.

Remove from the heat and add:

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well and divide between 4 serving bowls. Sprinkle with blueberries, or fresh fruit of your choice, and serve!


Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries

Yes! Quinoa for breakfast! Add berries for a yummy twist.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published May 14, 2013

Serves: 4

Total time: 20 min

Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and almond milk. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and add the honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Divide between four serving bowls. Sprinkle blueberries over top and serve!



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Reader Comments (16)

This sounds so lovely!!

Love quinoa for lunch and dinner, I've never thought about it for breakfast. What a great idea instead of oatmeal!

Oh how I miss the days of castles and the great outdoors. Your quinoa almost looks like chocolate! I wonder if I could add a little cocoa powder to this as well... mmm. Breakfast is great!

05.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

sounds delish!! I'm new to the world of quinoa - do you think it could be reheated in the am if I prepared it the night before?

05.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Hi Tina! I reheat my quinoa all the time. As with anything, it's not exactly the same but works just fine! Hope this helps!

05.27.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

I actually made this for dinner last night. It was delicious. My quinoa was a totally different color though. Really filling. Thank you!

05.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

would this work in a small slow cooker set on low overnight?

05.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterYvette

Hi Yvette! I am VERY interested to know if this would work! If you try it, please let me know!

05.31.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

We made this yesterday morning. I liked it a lot but thought there was a bit too much cinnamon. Thanks for it! Yummy!

06.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn oh

Can leftover be stored in the fridge and used the next day?

07.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Hi Amy! Yes, this can definitely be stored in the fridge and used the next day! Hope this helps!

07.17.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Love it! I made it for a quick dinner snack last night for my family and they all enjoyed it..... Thank you! :0)

11.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Yummy, lovely, simple, satisfying, this was a comfort to eat while weathering an icky cold this morning. Thank you for the recipe!

01.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn


01.20.2014 | Unregistered Commenterpenelope

I am allergic to almonds. Could skim milk be used instead?

06.25.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Hi Robin! Yes, skim milk can definitely be a substitute!!

06.26.2014 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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