Quinoa Breakfast Porridge


This is one of the easiest and healthiest breakfast recipes that we love. If you are bored with oatmeal and looking for a breakfast porridge with a different texture, quinoa is the ideal choice. The cooking time is also less, especially during the morning rush. Sometimes I even mix in half cup of oats with quinoa or any hot porridge blend with quinoa.   I also change the toppings to fresh fruits like apples and raisins one day to chopped nuts and dry fruits the next day. Add a pinch of cardamom powder also gives a nice flavor to these porridges.

1. Quinoa, 1 cup.
2. Milk, 1/2 cup, can be low fat or full fat or any vegan milk like soy or almond.
3. Natural sweeteners like honey or palm sugar or maple syrup, 2 tablespoons.
4. Nuts and dry fruits of choice, 1/4 cup.
5. Salt, a pinch.
6. Cinnamon, a pinch.

Wash the quinoa thoroughly a couple of times. Add the quinoa to a deep bottomed pot and add 2 cups of water. Let it come to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. The quinoa should be cooked in 10 minutes. Once the quinoa is cooked, add the milk, sweetener, and salt and let it cook for 2 more minutes until the porridge attains the desired consistency.  Garnish with the cinnamon, chopped nuts and fruits before serving.


Bhawya Sankar said...

looking so good sis. Last week I bought Quinoa in bulk barn store. Now its time to try all ur healthy Quinoa recipes :)

Gloria said...

Healthy and delicious.. Perfect for breakfast..

Priya Suresh said...

Wonderful porridge to kick start a day,loving it.