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Spiced Blueberry Quinoa


September is #WholeGrainsMonth and I'm celebrating with one of my favorites, quinoa!

I eat a lot of brown rice/quinoa blends and other savory dishes, but I really wanted to find a way to sweeten it up.  I found this Spiced Blueberry Quinoa on the Taste of Home site. 

 

I had bagged pre-rinsed quinoa which made this one a breeze to make.  I'm not a huge fan of almonds, so I used some pecans instead.  Next time I'll toast them or maybe glaze them. Full disclosure, I didn't measure the blueberries.  I had most of a pint left, dumped some in and then reserved some for the top.

 

I packed the cooled quinoa into jars for easy grab and go breakfast. I topped them off with some more pecans and blueberries. It's great cold or warmed back up and a nice change from overnight oats.  Thank you so much to Shannon C for sharing her recipe!  

 

Spiced Blueberry Quinoa

Spiced Blueberry Quinoa
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 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  (used whole pecans)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook and stir quinoa over medium heat until lightly toasted, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Stir in almond milk, honey, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in blueberries and vanilla. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spiced-blueberry-quinoa/

Other whole grain recipes you may enjoy:

quinoa, blueberry, nuts
Breakfast, snack, dessert
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