Blueberry Overnight Quinoa

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Prep Time: 10 minutes + 4 hours standing time
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Portions: 4
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Overnight Quinoa

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt

Blueberry Compote

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt


Quinoa Base

  1. Combine cooked quinoa, chia seeds, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and kosher salt in a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  2. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight to allow the quinoa and chia seeds to absorb the milk.

Blueberry Compote

  1. Combine blueberries in a large saucepan with salt and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the blueberries have thickened considerably (this should take between 15-20 minutes) remove from the heat.


  1. After the quinoa mixture has had time to thicken, divide the quinoa base into 4 clean jars. Fill each jar about halfway full, then add in a few dollops of the blueberry compote.
  2. Add more of the quinoa mixture to fill the jar, then top with more blueberry compote.
  3. If desired, add a drizzle of almond butter, almonds, maple syrup, and fresh blueberries to serve.

Recipe Tip

  • If using frozen blueberries, there’s no need to thaw them.
  • For a thinner consistency in the quinoa base, add more milk, or reduce the amount of chia seeds by 1 tablespoon, for a total of 4 tablespoons.


  • Feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, nut butter, or Greek yogurt to the quinoa base for added protein
  • Swap maple syrup for honey or your favorite sweetener
  • For a vegan version, use non-dairy milk.

About This Recipe

Switch up your morning grain game with our Blueberry Overnight Quinoa, a fun twist on overnight oats. Yes, your quinoa can multitask for you in sweet dishes as well as savory! This dish adds a yummy blueberry compote to a quinoa base sweetened with warm maple and vanilla flavors and enhanced with chia seeds. It’s perfect for meal preppers and anyone looking for a delicious, filling breakfast or snack on the go. Top with fresh blueberries for an extra pop of flavor and nutrients!

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