"Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day! I made this up one morning when I had a craving for quinoa and was looking for a change from the usual. Top with extra milk for a thinner consistency. Also good with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg." — LilSnoo
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I am the recipe submitter and wanted to clarify the directions. Allrecipes omitted a step when they edited my recipe and they suggested I clarify by leaving a comment here. Make sure to COVER the pot when you simmer the quinoa, otherwise the liquid will evaporate too quickly. Keep an eye on the pot because milk does have a tendency to boil over. After 20 minutes, there should still be some liquid left in the pot, so you have an oatmeal consistency. You do not want to cook all the liquid out of the quinoa. Thank you and enjoy! :)
This was really good! It was fresh yet rich- tasting, and the sweetness from the blueberries and syrup was perfect! Topped with toasted, slivered almonds instead of flax seed. A great new way to have quinoa!
Excellent! This was my first time trying quinoa for breakfast. It sounded interesting and I had all the ingredients. What a fabulous meal! I will make this over and over again and try different fruits too. My kids were a little skeptical, but they ended up asking for more.
This is THE BEST recipe EVER! My son is GF,egg-free, milk-free, and I am forever looking for nutritious breakfast for him. I did make alterations due to restrictions: almond milk for milk, sugar for maple syrup, and skipped the flax seeds. If you make it my way, it tastes JUST like Froot Loops. Major bonus for a 10 year old boy! He's eating it for breakfast and lunch and snack...need I say more?
Oh, to address comment about bitter taste: yes, rinse it well. And then toast it in pan with butter for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, before adding water. (It totally changes flavor of quinoa. Without, all I taste is corn husks - bleh.)
I thought this was awesome. I didn't have some of the ingredients, so I used blackberries and chia seed instead of blueberries and flax seed. Bueno. Also, I used almond milk instead of regular, and that worked great. :)
Thanks so much! I only changed the milk for vanilla coconut milk and it's great!
Excellent and great change for a healthy breakfast. I cooked my quinoa with 1.5 cups of milk because I wanted to drizzle the finished dish with fat-free half and half. Very adaptable to using other fruits, sweeteners and spices too. I made the full recipe for just me and refrigerated the leftovers and preferred the dish chilled instead of warm. Good recipe Lilsnoo!
LilSnoo, you just made my morning! I LOVE quinoa and will try pretty much any recipe I can get my hands on. This is an instant favorite in this house! I had to simmer the quinoa for about 5 minutes longer then the receipe states, but other than that, everything was perfect. Home run! Can't wait to try with different kinds of fruit and syrup. Thank you for sharing! I'd submit a photo, because it looked great as well, but it disappeared pretty quickly...
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Quinoa
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 66
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