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Spiced Blueberry Quinoa

I took up eating quinoa when I found out how much protein it has. This is really an easy dish to experiment with; my first version of the recipe was made with shredded apples instead of blueberries. It's just as delicious! —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted


  • In a small saucepan, cook and stir quinoa over medium heat until lightly toasted, 5-7 minutes. Stir in almond milk, honey, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat; stir in blueberries and vanilla. Sprinkle with almonds.
Health Tip: Quinoa is a good source of trace minerals—specifically manganese and copper—that are important in turning carbohydrates into energy.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 352 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • cozykitchen
    Jun 19, 2018

    No comment left

  • sholcombe77
    Sep 9, 2016

    I liked it. Only had quinoa once and never in breakfast form. I used regular milk, and brown sugar, and added extract earlier. The nutty texture will take some getting used too, but this will be made again for sure.

  • matteliz
    Jul 27, 2016

    I'm sure it's nutritious but I didn't really like it. The blueberries were its saving grace. I might try it again to see if I can do better.