Balsamic Strawberry Banana Quinoa Crunch Bowl

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Roasted balsamic strawberries. I’ve heard of it. I’ve seen recipes for it. I’ve noticed it as a flavor through the glass window of the ice cream case. And now I’ve finally tasted it.

It sounds fancy, but it’s actually really simple. I was prepared to babysit the strawberries on the stove for a while, but my friend Audrey from has a Roasted Balsamic Strawberries recipe that bakes in the oven. So much easier!

I threw the balsamic + berry mixture in a pan, popped it in the oven, and they are roasting as I write this. I am 4 minutes and 55 seconds away from trying a classic to most, new-to-me flavor pairing.

And you are 2 minutes and 40 seconds away from knowing how to make them with the help of this little video:

But of course I had to put my own spin on the classic. I replaced the typical sugar or maple syrup with date paste, creating a fruit-sweetened version of roasted balsamic strawberries. It’s a fruit-based, fruit-sweetened, fruit-sauced mug with a crunchy quinoa topping!


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Balsamic Strawberry Banana Quinoa Crunch Bowl

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

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  • 6 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps water
  • 1 lb strawberries (I used frozen)
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsps liquid sweetener (bee free honee, coconut nectar, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 6 bananas (2 per person, or more if you want)


  1. FOR THE BALSAMIC STRAWBERRIES: Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Blend the dates, water, and vanilla extract (if using) on high to make a date paste.
  3. Mix together the strawberries, vinegar, and dates paste in a large bowl.
  4. Spread into a shallow baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 375F.
  6. FOR THE QUINOA CRUNCH: Mix together all the ingredients with a fork until clumpy.
  7. Spread on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375F.
  8. Let it cool, then break apart.
  9. TO SERVE: Slice the bananas. Layer them in bowls. Spoon the balsamic strawberries over the bananas. Top with the quinoa crunch.


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