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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!


Printable recipe: Breakfast quinoa with blueberries

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Reader Comments (14)

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


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