Healthy Quinoa Berry Bake!
My quinoa berry bake is so incredibly easy to make! You can put this berry bake together in about 5 minutes! Yes that fast I swear! I use frozen or fresh berries for this bake. It’s not a fussy recipe so use whatever you prefer. I sometimes buy a frozen berry variety that also has cherries in it and it turned out really yummy too. I only add 2 tbsp. of pure maple syrup to my berry bake but most people will not find it sweet enough so I suggested 3 – 4 tbsp. You might have noticed that I make a lot of fruit bakes or crumbles. I like how by making them I can enjoy a sweet treat without feeling guilty about eating it! I have a sweet tooth so I’m always trying to create healthy yet satisfying treats. My sweet tooth is happy with this simple berry bake!!! 😀 I’ve had some people ask me for the recipe so here it is ….
QUINOA BERRY BAKE
You will need:
- 1 1/4 cup Organic Quinoa Flakes
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 3 tbsp. Flaxmeal
- 1-2 tbsp. Hemp Hearts
- 3-4 tbsp. pure maple syrup, agave or other sweetener of choice
- 1 baking or pie dish
- 2 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and I also threw in cherries)
- 1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Grab your baking or pie dish and add the 1 1/4 cup quinoa flakes, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1-2 tbsp. hemp hearts and 3 tbsp. of flaxmeal.
- Next throw in your mixed berries of choice and also add the maple syrup. Give it a good mix.
- Even it out in your baking dish and then pour in your 1 1/3 cup milk. You don’t even need to mix it because your quinoa flakes will start to absorb the milk.
- Pop it into the oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
- Allow to cool off a bit once baked in order to cut neat slices.
Quinoa Berry Bake Slice!
This is one of my most often made recipes at my house. LOVE it! It’s crazy fast and easy to prepare too! Everyone who has eaten it can’t believe it’s made with quinoa. SURE IS and it tastes soooo good!
I add 2 TBSP of maple syrup to my recipe below but you can add an extra one if you enjoy things more on the sweeter side. You could also substitute it for agave if you wanted. One of my favourite things to throw into this bake is protein packed hemp hearts because it adds a bit of a nutty flavor to the bake. I often eat this strawberry quinoa bake for breakfast. Hey why not? It’s full of super healthy ingredients so I feel good about enjoying this yummy treat in the morning. See healthy can taste fantastic!!! 🙂
- 1 Cup Quinoa Flakes
- 1 TSP Cinnamon (I sometimes add more though :))
- 2-3 TBSP Hemp hearts
- 1-2 TBSP Dried Coconut flesh (I use Coconut Manna by Nutiva)
- 1/4 Cup melted Coconut Oil
- 2 Cups chopped Strawberries
- 2-3 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
- 3 TBSP Flaxmeal (ground flax seeds)
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Add 1 cup of quinoa flakes into a baking dish (I use a round glass pie plate).
3. Mix in the cinnamon, hemp hearts and flaxmeal.
4. Next add the 2 cups of strawberries and the dried coconut flesh.
5. Pour in 2-3 TBSP’s of pure maple syrup and the 1/4 cup coconut oil and give it a good mix.
6. Even it out in the baking dish and pour 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk on top.
7. Pop into the oven for 35 minutes at 350
8. Once Baked and removed from the oven allow to fully cool before cutting because it needs to set! If your in a hurry like I am at times scoop it into a bowl and eat it hot in a bowl.
I’ve been on a bit of an organic blueberry kick lately! It seems that somehow I’m always throwing blueberries into my baking these days! These antioxidant rich berries have so many health benefits so I feel good about incorporating them into my baked goods. They also help to boost your immune system which is especially important to me during these wretched winter months. [insert rant] … Yes I HATE WINTER with a bloody passion! Stupid cold never-ending months of torture!
Ok I’m done now. 🙂
As I was saying blueberries have many health benefits such as aiding in heart health, brain function, helps reduce belly fat, helps with constipation and digestion and they are known for being natures anti-depressant!
This recipe is super easy as are all my recipes. I’m a mom of three and I don’t have the time to make fussy recipes! I’m also a strong believer in the fact that less is more when preparing food! This blueberry quinoa cake is also great for breakfast despite the fact that I’m calling it “cake”. Another added bonus is that it is flour free, so our waistlines are thanking us!
BLUEBERRY QUINOA CAKE
- 1 1/2 cup organic blueberries
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 heaping TBSP of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave
- 3 heaping TBSP of ground flax seeds (flaxmeal)
- handful of chopped nuts of choice or raw pumpkin seeds
- In a medium-sized baking dish combine quinoa flakes and cinnamon
- Add the flaxmeal and blueberries, mix
- Next add the melted coconut oil and the maple syrup or agave. Combine well.
- Throw in a handful of chopped nuts or my favourite raw pumpkin seeds
- Add the milk and give it one last mix to combine all the ingredients well.
*Pop it into the oven at 350 F for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for a while so it can set properly and you can slice it up.
NOTE: If you want your cake to take on more of a bright purple colour instead of having all the blueberries in tact like mine in the pictures you can give it a mix at the 20 minutes mark. The blueberries will be super soft and will release their beautiful bright colour into your cake. I’ve made it both ways and either way it’s yummy!
Healthy protein & omega rich cake. Flour free!
Healthy & simple blueberry & quinoa cake!