This recipe for breakfast quinoa with blueberries and cinnamon is such an easy make-ahead recipe that is the perfect healthy alternative to oatmeal.
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, and by using leftover quinoa you can have breakfast ready in less than 5 minutes!
This recipe is a perfect clean eating recipe, and with simple modification will easily fit guidelines for Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living and be an E on the Trim Healthy Mama plan (THM-E). See the ingredient FAQs for specific ingredient substitutions for each eating plan.
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Easy Microwave Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa
Quick and easy breakfast ideas can be a challenge on a gluten-free diet—especially if you want something sweet. This quinoa for breakfast will not disappoint!
Why you’ll love this recipe for Gluten-Free Breakfast Quinoa:
- This recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover quinoa
- It’s so fast to throw together, you can even mix it up the night before
- breakfast quinoa makes a well-balanced breakfast option for improving the nutrition of people on a gluten-free diet
Equipment for Microwave Breakfast Quinoa
All you need to make gluten-free microwave breakfast quinoa are:
- measuring cups/spoons
- a microwavable bowl
- a microwave
note: if you aren’t using leftover quinoa, you’ll also need a fine-mesh strainer and a saucepan to cook the quinoa. See quinoa cooking tips below.
Ingredients for Vegan Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries
This easy microwave recipe for breakfast quinoa with blueberries and cinnamon is a delicious blend of whole foods.
cooked quinoa. I love Anthony’s brand because it is certified gluten free and the most affordable I’ve found. Plus, it’s prewashed. Find Anthony’s brand on Amazon here or on the Anthony’s website here. (see below for directions on how to cook quinoa)
almond milk. If you aren’t a fan of almond milk, use your favorite alternative milk!
blueberries. Either fresh or frozen—it’s up to you!
maple syrup. I love this recipe with real maple syrup, but you can use any sweetener you wish. For low carb, try Lakanto’s Monk Fruit Syrup.
cinnamon. be sure to read your labels to ensure that you cinnamon wasn’t processed on equipment with wheat or other allergens. I use Badia brand because it’s certified gluten-free.
salt. just a pinch.
find the complete recipe with measurements below.
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Breakfast Quinoa Ingredients FAQs:
What is Quinoa? (is quinoa a carb?)
Quinoa is a seed (not a grain) grown in South America. It’s an excellent and nutritious gluten-free food.
Quinoa is a great source of complex carbohydrates, antioxidants, and protein.
How do I Cook Quinoa?
To prepare quinoa, rinse it well under cold running water using a fine-mesh strainer.
(don’t wanna fuss with this step? I use Anthony’s quinoa—it’s prewashed, certified gluten-free, and the most affordable quinoa I’ve found.)
Then, in a saucepan, combine 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water (i.e. 1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water) and simmer for 10-20 minutes until all water is absorbed.
Once the water is absorbed, remove from heat and put on a lid for 5 minutes for the quinoa to finish.
It’s so simple!
Is Quinoa Gluten Free?
Yes, quinoa is gluten free. However, it could be processed with gluten containing grains so you should look for one without an allergen warning for wheat or gluetn.
Is Quinoa Better than Oatmeal?
Oatmeal and quinoa are both very nutritious and hearty breakfast choices. I’m a big fan of Blueberry Overnight Oats.
However, some individuals with Celiac disease cannot tolerate oats in their diets (even if they only consume oats that are strictly gluten-free!).
Therefore, it’s always great to have alternatives to oatmeal.
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Arbonne Healthy Living Breakfast Quinoa
To make this recipe compatible for Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living plan, simply use unsweetened almond milk and sub the maple syrup for stevia or monk fruit.
THM-E Breakfast Quinoa
To make this Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries an E meal on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, simply use unsweetened almond milk and use your favorite on-plan sweetener instead of the maple syrup and adjust to taste.
How to make Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa
Combine all ingredients in a large microwave-safe mug
Microwave for 1 ½ to 2 minutes (depending on microwave strength).
–> Do you want to prep breakfast quinoa the night before? No problem.
This is an excellent recipe to prep!
Simply mix everything together the night before and refrigerate in an airtight container.
When you’re ready for breakfast just heat it up—or even simply eat it cold! It’s delicious that way too.
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Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Cinnamon | gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- microwave safe bowl
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- combine all ingredients in a large microwave-safe mug
- microwave for 1/2 to 2 minutes
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