Breakfast, Porridge, Recipes

Creamy Quinoa Porridge

May 25, 2017
Quinoa Porridge

Although the concept of quinoa porridge has been around for years, I’ve only recently really incorporated it into my breakfast routine. During the week I mostly stick to smoothies, quick oatmeal or bircher muesli, whilst at the weekend, when I have the additional 10 minutes, quinoa porridge has been a real favorite. At first I wasn’t sure whether I’d like the nutty flavor for breakfast but I usually end up slathering my breakfast in nut butters, so there really isn’t anything to worry about.

Quinoa Porridge

As per my usual porridge recipe, I spruce this recipe up with a generous dash of cinnamon and sliced banana. The banana gives it natural sweetness, whilst cinnamon gives it a warm flavor. If you prefer more sweetness, feel free to add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup into the mixture. I like mixing porridge oats and quinoa, which makes this porridge very creamy. However, for additional creaminess I added a heaping tablespoon of coconut yoghurt and topped everything off with fruit and toasted almonds.

Quinoa Porridge | Health Inspirations

 

Quinoa Porridge

serves 1 (gf, vegan)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup porridge oats (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 70ml water
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • optional: 1-2 tbsp. coconut yoghurt
  • To serve: nuts, fruit

Instructions:

In a saucepan mix the rinsed quinoa, porridge oats, almond milk, water and cinnamon and turn on to a medium heat. Let the mixture simmer for approximately 5 minutes whilst stirring, then add the sliced banana. After another 5 minutes the mixture should have thickened to a porridge consistency. Remove from heat and if desired, add 1-2 tbsp. of coconut yoghurt for additional creaminess.

Transfer to a bowl and serve with fruit and nuts.

Quinoa Porridge

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Food, Recipes, Salad

Massaged Kale Salad

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