Blueberry Quinoa with Lemon Glaze


Healthy alternative if you want some dessert. Good to make night before if using it as a dessert or breakfast item.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 servings


Blueberry Quinoa:

  • 6 cups apple juice

  • 3 cups quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pint blueberries

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Combine apple juice, quinoa, and vanilla extract in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  2. Gently fold blueberries into hot quinoa. Pour blueberry mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cool until quinoa is set.

  3. Whisk almond milk, water, and cornstarch together in a small saucepan over high heat. Add lemon juice and maple syrup; cook, stirring constantly, until glaze is thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour hot glaze over quinoa to cover it completely. Cool to room temperature. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1 tablespoon kuzu chunks for the cornstarch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
3g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 434mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.