Monday, August 5, 2013

Quinoa Bowl That Tastes Just Like Blueberry Pancakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Have a hankering for pancakes but no time to make them? Maybe you're avoiding gluten and sugar. Either way, try my Bootleg Blueberry Pancakes! Made in a single pot with high protein quinoa and superfood blueberries, this is just as tasty as a stack of blueberry pancakes, but easier to make and way healthier. This recipe makes about 4 servings so you can have "pancakes" for breakfast all week or share with friends. Yum!

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Quinoa Bowl That Tastes Just Like Blueberry Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
Serves: 4


  • 1 c quinoa
  • 2 c almond milk
  • 12 t pure almond extract
  • 12 c blueberries (I used wild frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • cinnamon to taste
  • sea salt. to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa a lot. It's got natural pesticide coating it. It won't make you sick but it tastes terrible.
  2. Shake out the water.
  3. Add quionoa to a sauce pan.
  4. Toss it around over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes to toast the quinoa and let some of the water evaporate.
  5. Add milk.
  6. Stir in blueberries.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. Turn heat superlow, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Take off burner for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove lid and fork fluff.
  11. Spoon into bowls.
  12. Slice bananas over it.
  13. Drizzle a little maple syrup and (about 1/2 melted TBS per bowl) coconut oil over it. Seriously, do not be a punk and skip the coconut oil! It's a healthy fat and takes this cereal over the moon.
  14. Add a supershake of cinnamon. The spice makes this taste even sweeter so you don't need as much maple syrup. I also added a dash of sea salt because I love salty sweet.
  15. Enjoy some today and save some for tomorrow, if you can.

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Please let me know if you try this. I think you'll love it! Also, what's your favorite way to enjoy quinoa for breakfast?

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