Blueberry Quinoa

by Marla on August 28, 2013 · 40 comments

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Looking for a great new breakfast, brunch or snack?

Great! Blueberry Quinoa is here to make your day. Yes, something soooooo simple is really that good. GREAT actually…

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If you adore blueberries than this is a no brainer. Here we have blueberries that have been heated & ones that have not. This adds to the flavor.

A super quick ‘n tasty meal that can be prepared the day before you need it.

Blueberry Quinoa | Delicious, gluten-free breakfast | FamilyFreshCooking.com

This gluten free & grain free recipe will satisfy quinoa lovers & will make you a quinoa fan if you are not all ready.

Blueberry Quinoa | Delicious, gluten-free breakfast | FamilyFreshCooking.com

A hard sell? Nope not at all.

Instead of your typical bowl of oatmeal or cereal (which by the way I love both of those) you can go all wild and have this! I have a few other quinoa breakfast recipes on Family Fresh Cooking if you would like to check them out…

Blueberry Quinoa | Delicious, gluten-free breakfast | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Did you know that quinoa comes in a few different varieties? Red, white, black & rainbow…(rainbow is really not at colorful as it sounds, it’s a combo of the three)

Close-up this red quinoa is quite seductive…

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Especially if you add the whipped cream. Which I always do.

But you all ready knew that! Enjoy…

Blueberry Quinoa

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Blueberry Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry Quinoa (any color is fine, Red is in this recipe) cook according to package directions
  • 2 cups (280 g) frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Half and Half, Cream or Dairy Free Cream
  • 1 cup (170 g) Fresh Blueberries
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt
  • Natural Sweetener if desired (Maple Syrup is always my choice)
  • Optional
  • Homemade Whipped Cream ~ Vegan or Dairy

Method

  • Cook quinoa and fluff with a fork. Heat frozen blueberries in a pan with a tablespoon of water. Bring to a boil & simmer until the blueberries are ready to burst. Remove from heat.
  • Combine hot blueberries with quinoa, half & half, salt and sweetener if desired. Top with fresh blueberries and homemade whipped cream.
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

You’re the berry queen and this is just a perfect addition to your repertoire. Pinned. Such pretty images (as usual!) :)

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2 Rosa August 28, 2013 at 2:19 am

Wholesome and divine!

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 28, 2013 at 4:09 am

Ooh! Stunning props, styling and photography with the red quinoa and the fresh blue-blue blueberries, Marla! This recipe is so up my alley. Love that quinoa is a complete protein, too. So nutritious. Thanks for sharing!

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4 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl August 28, 2013 at 5:07 am

I love using other grains instead of oats to change things up in the morning. Gorgeous photos, as always.

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5 Tieghan August 28, 2013 at 5:13 am

It is so pretty and a great breakfast for these last few weeks of summer! I am so sad to have to say good bye to blueberries, so this is the perfect breakfast to load up on over the next few weeks!

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6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 28, 2013 at 5:40 am

Loving this breakfast! Such a gorgeous recipe!

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7 Julie @ Table for Two August 28, 2013 at 6:39 am

love breakfast quinoas!! this looks delicious and full of blueberry flavor!

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8 Evelyn August 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

Looks and sounds delish! question: If I chose to use Almond milk instead, do you think it would turn out just as yummy?

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9 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective August 28, 2013 at 7:10 am

Mmmm…great breakfast recipe!

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10 Kevin (Closet Cooking) August 28, 2013 at 7:20 am

I am totally into the quinoa and blueberry combo!

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11 Marian (Sweetopia) August 28, 2013 at 7:57 am

Yummm! Perfect breakfast recipe!

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12 HeatherChristo August 28, 2013 at 8:05 am

I can’t believe how pretty this is- I am wondering if I could get my kids to try it!? I will let you know :)

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13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

I love blueberries, what a fab way to eat quinoa!

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14 Catherine August 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

Dear Marla, This sounds delicious and looks beautiful. I love your site. Found you through a friend on Google+. Now following. Blessings, Catherine

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15 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:24 am

Hello there Catherine! So happy you found me via your pal at Google+. Hope to see you around here often :)

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16 Shundara@SavyNaturalista August 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

I am obsessed with cold cereal and of course I bet this taste so yummy cold. I am looking forward to making this yummy cereal.

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17 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:23 am

Thanks Shundara! Hope you enjoy…I am obsessed with this!

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18 LisaT August 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

Marla,
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am going to make it tomorrow morning.

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19 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:22 am

Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did Lisa :)

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20 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

Don’t know why I’ve never tried red Quinoa, looks so nice! This would be my perfect breakfast.

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21 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

Daniela, the red quinoa has a bit more quinoa “flavor” and it stays a bit firmer as well. Do give it a whirl when you can :)

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22 Gaby August 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

loving this recipe for breakfast! I’m hooked on quinoa so anything using it is the BEST!

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23 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:19 am

Girl, I am totally the same way. Glad to hear you are such a fan of it too :)

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24 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

I’ve seen a few recipes for breakfast quinoa lately and since I’m such a big fan of quinoa for lunches and dinners, I really must give it a try for breakfast!

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25 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:19 am

Ahhhhh. Miss Amanda you must! Don’t let this fool ya either…feel free to have it as “breakfast for dinner.” ;)

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26 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque August 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Holy Cow, lady, these have to be some of my favorite photos yet. I adore your breakfast bowls and this blueberry version looks perfect.

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27 Marla August 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

Aimee….I think you & I are on the same page. This was one of my all time favorite photo shoots. Was so fun to work with this composition & one of my favorite subjects, blueberries! Only thing i wish is that I had swapped out the background…been using it way too much lately!

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28 Maria August 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

My kind of breakfast!

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29 Ashley@BakerbyNature August 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

This is such a beautiful breakfast idea, Marla! You never cease to inspire me, lady! xo

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30 Marla August 29, 2013 at 8:32 am

Thanks so much Ashley!! :)

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31 Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living August 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This is a great breakfast recipe– especially on the weekends when all you want to do is eat pancakes and waffles. As one of the world’s healthiest foods, quinoa definitely seems like a better alternative.

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32 george August 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I’m thinkin that you can probably turn this into an awesome breakfast by adding maybe some cooked oatmeal..nuts…and it also takes on the flavor you cooking it with…nice!!

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33 Marla September 1, 2013 at 5:36 am

George…it really is so versatile! Any additions you mentioned would be great!

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34 Jenny Flake August 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

Loving this quinoa Marla!!

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35 Nutmeg Nanny September 6, 2013 at 7:27 am

Oh how wonderful :) blueberries are my favorite! Can’t wait to make this!

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36 Jenna Thorson January 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

How does this keep if you’re the only one eating it? Does it reheat well?

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37 Marla January 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I would just combine the sauce, quinoa & whipped cream as needed.

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38 Beverly January 17, 2014 at 10:23 am

do the berries need to be frozen before cooking? could I just use all fresh berries?

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