Blueberry Quinoa Cookie Crisp.
I’m very into this blueberry work of art right now.
In the past I’ve always asked if you were a cobbler or a crisp or a crumble person. One tends to take precedence over the other depending on how much of a texture freak you can be. As it turns out, I’ve turned into all three.
I made a cobbler two weeks ago and I’m sharing a crumble in another week, so today: we’re in the crisp zone. The blueberry crisp zone to be exact.
And I did something weird. WELL.
If you want to consider adding quinoa “weird.” Then I did something weird.
I consider it to be “smart” (and apparently need quotation marks?) because now there is absolutely no excuse as to why we can’t eat this for breakfast. Seriously.
There are blueberries, rolled oats AND quinoa in this dish so if you’re not throwing ice cream on top (HEY IT’S SUMMER) at 8am on a Saturday, how are you even living life in July?
There’s been a few blueberry crisps in my day but did you know that you can put QUINOA in a crisp?! It adds texture in the most fabulous way. It tastes like a legit crisp but occasionally chewy oatmeal cookie.
With one very important tweak: no raisins.
Because they are the worst and there is nothing more terrible than a raisin masquerading as a chocolate chip in my cookie.
Back to the quinoa though. I used cooked quinoa – this is an awesome idea if you have some leftover. However! I’m no stranger to toasted quinoa and you could totally use that too.
Even more crunch.
The reason that I love a good crisp is because the topping is, well… crispy. Not so much crispy, but it definitely has more texture than a cobbler and I’ll do just about anything for some crunch.
With blueberries in season, I knew there couldn’t be a more perfect dessert (eh, maybe blueberry pie?) than said crisp. And I also went above and beyond and threw some vanilla beans in with the blueberries. So good.
Seriously tastes like a COOKIE.
Blueberry Quinoa Cookie Crisp
- 3 cups blueberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 vanilla bean seeds scraped
- 1 lemon
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- vanilla ice cream for serving
- fresh mint for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a 9-inch round or 9x9 inch square baking dish, toss the blueberries with the sugar, cornstarch abd vanilla beans. Squeeze in the lemon juice and toss again. Set aside for 10 minutes while you make the topping.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, quinoa, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add in the softened butter and mix until combined. Use your hands to really bring the mixture together and get the butter dispersed evenly. Crumble it over top of the blueberries.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the top is golden and the blueberries are saucy and bursting. Serve with vanilla ice cream and fresh mint.
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25 Comments on “Blueberry Quinoa Cookie Crisp.”
Looks amazing! The perfect summer dessert ♥
thanks natalie!! xo
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Jess, do you think frozen bluebs could work for this recipe? We have a ton that we’re working our way through.
Looks FABULOUS. What’s your vanilla ice cream brand of choice, if I might ask?!
i feel like it changes constantly!! i’s say most often, i usually grab haagen-dazs. but my local grocery store also does a really good store brand gelato!!
It looks delicious. After making it I felt that I have a magic in my hands. Thanks for sharing the delicious dessert recipe.
Not to change your recipe at all, but Vanilla Beans are around $20.00 for 3 small sad dried beans.
What can I use instead? Vanilla extract? Or???
vanilla extract for sure!! i would do 1 teaspoon. :)
I love crisps because they are like a cookie/pie hybrid! The perfect way to celebrate berry season. And yes: breakfast with vanilla ice cream is the best way to enjoy this beauty!
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I just picked blueberries and this would be an awesome recipe to try out
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How much uncooked quinoa would I need for this?
1/4 cup! quinoa usually doubles in volume. :)
It looks so yummy..!! and i just love the flavor of blueberry. I was searching for a new delicious idea for a perfect dessert with blueberry flavor and i think i got it. thank you very much.
BLUEBERRY QUINOA COOKIE CRISP is looking really amazing . I will appreciate if you share some more new recipes in future. Thank You!
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I’m always on the lookout for easy dessert recipes that I can make in a hurry. This may be my new favorite in that category. Plus you could use frozen berries when they are out of season. It’s so easy to make.
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Made this for a “vegan” themed supper club with a few modifications and it was SO GOOD. Like lick my plate clean good.