Breakfast Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait with Caramelized Bananas and Blueberries
Serves: 4 small glasses, 2 large glasses
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance butter
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12-ounces vanilla almond milk yogurt
  • Soy whipped cream, for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the quinoa, almond milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and salt. Pour into a greased glass baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the mixture. Place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove and fluff.
  3. While the quinoa is baking, melt the brown sugar, Earth Balance butter, and lemon juice in a saucepan over low-medium heat until the brown sugar is melted. Add in the bananas and blueberries, cover them in the brown sugar mixture, and caramelize for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until the quinoa is done.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooled, layer them into small glasses using a small spoon. Start with the quinoa, then add a small layer of the almond milk yogurt, then the caramelized bananas and blueberries, and then repeat until the glasses are filled. Top with soy whipped cream and enjoy.
Recipe by Vivian & Me at