Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl

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Tired of oatmeal every morning, but still want something hearty and nutritious? This quinoa breakfast dish with blueberries is a delicious replacement for your usual breakfast. The quinoa is lightly flavored with vanilla extract, and the blueberries are roasted with heart-healthy coconut oil for a breakfast bowl that you’ll be eager to add to your morning routine.

Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl

Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 228 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 65 mg | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints: 8 |


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine the quinoa, water and vanilla in a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Toss the blueberries with the coconut oil and cinnamon. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet (don’t skip the parchment!) Roast until soft and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve the quinoa topped with the roasted blueberries. Top with a few fresh blueberries, coconut, or slivered almonds if desired.

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9 Comments on "Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl"

  1. Lindsay  May 9, 2014

    I just made this for breakfast. It was delicious. Even my 2 and 4 year old liked it. That's a win in my book!

    • Barb  June 23, 2014

      Did you reheat it at all? Was it good that way too?

      • SkinnyMs  June 24, 2014

        Barb, Yes you can reheat it and it's good that way too.

  2. Anna  March 30, 2016

    For the berries if you use frozen, do you let them thaw or roast longer?

    • SkinnyMs.  March 31, 2016

      Anna, you can prepare them the same way. They may take an extra minute, or two, in the oven, however.

  3. Jennifer  July 15, 2017

    How long will this be good for. I am interviewing for a new position that will now require me to take breakfast, lunch, and 2 snacks with me. I already have a ton of crockpot recipes so that I can have dinner done-ish when I get home in the evenings.

    • Emilia Horn  July 15, 2017

      Jennifer, if you store the cooked quinoa and the roasted blueberries separately, and put them together in the morning, they should last a few days.

  4. Anita  January 15, 2018

    What can I use instead of coconut oil?

    • Gale Compton  January 16, 2018

      Anita, Try applesauce or omit the coconut oil. 🙂


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