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Quinoa Power Porridge

March 21st, 2013

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Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day so you need something that is healthy and fuel for the day.
Why not start your day with Quinoa Power Porridge, it’s a simple meal and it’s also very easy to cook.

I’ve already added 2 quinoa porridge recipes to my blog but they’re all different – Quinoa Coconut Porridge and Quinoa Porridge with Banana

Thank you Teresa Cutter, the healthy chef for this amazing recipe icon smile Quinoa Power Porridge


  • cup (milk) your choice of seed, dairy, soy or  almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2  cup  quinoa (see note)
  • 2 apples, chopped or grated with skin
  • ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed) or LSA (linseed, sunflower seed, almonds)

Rinse quinoa under cold running water.
Combine with the water in a pot and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat – cover and cook for 10 minutes until soft.
Add milk, apple, cinnamon, seeds and vanilla.
Cook for 5 minutes until creamy – add more milk if needed for a creamier texture.
Spoon into serving bowls and enjoy.

Serving Tip: Top with a little extra fruit like sliced banana or use fresh or dried figs or prunes.
Nutrition per serve made with low fat milk

Protein: 8.3 g
Carbs: 38 g
Total fat: 3.2 g
Saturated: 0.1 g
Fiber: 6.2 g
Kilojoules: 862
Calories: 195

HOW TO STORE AND PREPARE QUINOA: Store quinoa in an airtight container. It will keep for a longer period of time, approximately three to six months, if stored in the refrigerator. Cooked quinoa seeds are fluffy with a delicate nutty flavour.  Wash quinoa seeds well under cold water in a fine mesh strainer, gently rubbing the seeds together with your hands. To ensure that any saponins have been removed, taste a few seeds. If they still have a bitter taste, continue the rinsing process. While the processing methods used in the commercial cultivation remove much of the saponins that can coat quinoa seeds, it is still a good idea to thoroughly wash the seeds to remove any remaining saponin residue.

To cook the quinoa, add one part of the seed to two parts water in a saucepan. After the mixture is brought to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cover – just like you would rice. It takes about 15 minutes to cook and you will notice that the seeds have become translucent. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before enjoying.


Quinoa Coconut Porridge – Quinoa porridge with coconut milk

June 7th, 2012

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Super easy and super healthy quinoa breakfast. It’s made with coconut milk and it’s 100% yummy icon smile Quinoa Coconut Porridge   Quinoa porridge with coconut milk From a Messy Kitchen

  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk  (canned) + more for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, divided
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • You may need some additional liquid, I used almond milk
In a small pot, bring quinoa, vanilla and coconut milk to a boil, then simmer on low heat until all liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is tender (about 10-15 minutes). Add a little more coconut milk, almond milk, or water if the liquid is absorbed to quickly and the quinoa note done yet.  Cut the banana in half, mash one half and stir into the cooked quinoa. Transfer quinoa banana mixture to a breakfast bowl or plate. Drizzle some more coconut milk over the quinoa. Chop the other half banana and put over top along with coconut flakes.

Quinoa porridge with banana

February 2nd, 2011

Quinoa porridge for breakfast is one of the most delicious foods that you can imagine. It’s healthy, it’s filling and it give you an energy boost when you most need it – in the morning.

Amanda from Me vs. The Bulge blog came up with this great breakfast recipe:

Quinoa porridge with banana


Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup of rinsed quinoa
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk (you can use any type of milk you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract


  1. Place your rinsed quinoa in a medium sized pot.
  2. Add the almond milk and water.
  3. Add a drop of vanilla extract.
  4. And a teaspoon of brown sugar.
  5. Bring to the boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cover for 20 – 25 minutes or until it reaches a porridge consistency.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and stir through half a chopped banana or use what ever fruit you like!  Strawberries would be great too.  You could even add some chopped nuts for crunch. It’s very yummy:)

Enjoy Quinoa Breakfast!

Here is another one with berries:
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Photo by meganpru – Flickr