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January 25, 2015

by Alyssa

90-Second Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

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90 seconds. I kid you not.

That's all you need to make this super-charged breakfast quinoa.

And what's better? This is the kind of breakfast that you can feel great about. The kind that's packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. The kind that gives you lasting energy throughout the day. The kind that fills you up and keeps you full for hours.

So there's no more excuses. No more cutting corners. No more skipping meals. No more avoiding your morning meal because you simply “don't have time” to eat.

Trust me, your body will thank you for sparing those 90 seconds from your morning routine to fuel yourself up with this bowl of goodness.


You already know I'm a big fan of having quinoa flakes and quinoa porridges for breakfast. I make it at least a few times a week, and often even more because I'll have a bowl as a snack later during the day because they take no time to make and you can load them up with good-for-you ingredients.

Quinoa is the ultimate breakfast food because it's a complex carbohydrate, meaning that it takes your body longer to digest it which gives you more energy, keeps your blood sugar more stable (no mid-morning crash) and helps to keep you fuller for longer.

Basically it gets an A++ in the breakfast department.


Typically, my quinoa breakfast bowls either involve chocolate or some sort of nut (my two favorites being my hot chocolate version and my maple-pecan version ). I don't tend to go in the fruit direction – probably because I like to save my fruit for smoothies or snacks – but this blueberry version is changing my tune.

It tastes like blueberry pancakes with every bite, which is amazing because that's hands down one of my favorite breakfasts in the world (especially when my Dad makes them for me). And yes, now I'm realizing I need to drizzle this in maple syrup next time around…


If there was a word for faster than instant, I'd use it for this recipe. Because you know those packages of  “instant” oatmeal? The kind that come in a box and you just add water, pop in the microwave and stir? This is just as easy, faster to make and SOOO much better for you.

No chemicals. No added sugars. No preservatives. And 100% gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free. Wahoo!

All you need to make this tasty blueberry breakfast bowl are a few simple ingredients and 90 seconds. Just add everything into your pot, stir and serve. It's that easy!

90-Second Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

All you need to make this tasty blueberry breakfast bowl are a few simple ingredients and 90 seconds.
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 serving
Calories 374kcal
Author Alyssa
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3.91 from 11 votes



  • Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook until thickened, 60 - 90 seconds.
  • Serve immediately.



For the sweetener, I used 2 packets of stevia. Any other sweetener would also work, just go with what you enjoy. Maple syrup would be delicious, chopped dates would be great, or maybe you think it's sweet enough as is!


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 4.4mg

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  1. Ive just made this and its gone horribly wrong! Followed the recipe exactly and its just a runny grey mess! First as I brought to the boil, it stuck to the pan so I stirred gently. Then when it started to boil, it scalded me. A few minutes later its still not thick. Finally, I used frozen blue berries and its just gone grey. Help please what have I dont wrong!

    • You’re using quinoa flakes?! I honestly can’t think what could be happening! I would suggest adding a touch of coconut flour or a bit more quinoa flakes next time to thicken it up. You also want it to simmer 🙂 not a full-on boil!

  2. Made this for the first time this morning and it definitely won’t be my last. It’s definitely reminiscent of blueberry pancakes, especially if you use maple syrup or even agave nectar (like I did). I added some dried goji berries for a little boost of vitamin A and some added sweetness. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

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  4. Just made the blueberry quinoa and it was amazing! I added Stevia, a dollop of butter on top and drizzled with maple syrup. This meal will carry me until dinner! I’m not following you on Pinterest for more quinoa flake recipes.
    Thank you

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  8. This looks phenomenal! The purple is absolutely gorgeous and I’m sure it tastes hella amazing. I have one question.. Where can I buy that fancy spoon?

  9. I’m new to quinoa…I love it as a side dish, but this looks amazing! I will have to try this for breakfast!

  10. I just found your blog and I’m in love! This recipe instantly drew me in because well, it’s a purple breakfast! I’m new to the GF thing, so I can’t wait to explore your site and all your great ideas!

  11. Wowza, that looks like a real stick-to-your-ribs breakfast. You might have mentioned this before, but where can you get quinoa flakes? I imagine online for sure, but would most whole foods markets carry them? I just haven’t looked…. LOVING that pizza crust recipe still… it’s on the menu again tonight!!!!

  12. Right now my current quinoa flake breakfast obsession is just loading in the cocoa powder and topping it with protein frosting and eating it like cake, hahaha!


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