Hot Quinoa Cereal with Blueberries and Almond Butter

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

Credit goes to Melissa Diane Smith, author of "Going Against the Grain" for this recipe. Her book is filled with interesting information, a good read! Not to mention all the good recipes in the last part of the book! : )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the water and add the quinoa flakes and a dash of salt (optional) and cook for 90 seconds, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool and thicken slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, put the blueberries in a small saucepan and heat on low until thawed and warmed.
  4. Stir the nut butter into the cooked cereal and mix well until the nut butter is evenly dispersed and no clumps remain.
  5. Stir in the almond extract and the thawed blueberries (and resulting blueberry juice).
Most Helpful

I loved this and quinoa is the only plant food that is a complete protein in and of itself. I had no almond extract so I used pure vanilla extract. This would also be great with raspberries, blackberries or sauteed apples and cinnamon. I suspect that previous reviewers may have made this using regular quinoa and not the flakes for cereal. Try it but don't use the regular quinoa! Thank you Ginny for posting!

Hajar Elizabeth February 18, 2007