This Quinoa Porridge recipe was created as request from a friend at work to do something different with quinoa. If you don’t have quinoa (or you don’t need it to be gluten free) you can make it with oats – just make sure they are wholegrain and not quick oats. I like Lowan Oats.
What do I need?
1 cup of Milk (can be dairy, nut, soy – whatever you have – I love coconut milk!)
1 cup of Water
1/2 cup quinoa
2 apples – chopped – I like the texture the chunks give, grate them if you you prefer
1tsp cinnamon – I also sometimes add ginger
1tsp vanilla extract
1Tbl LSA (Linseed, Sunflower and Almond Meal)
Let’s Do This!
1. Rinse quinoa – add to saucepan with water.
2. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 mins or until soft – the quinoa ‘grows’ a little so you’ll be able to tell when it’s cooked, it’s still firm but not crunchy. (If you are using oats you will not need to cook for the 10 mins just bring to boil then proceed as below).
3. Add milk, apple, vanilla and LSA. Stir in and cook for 5mins until creamy. You may like to add a little more milk if you would like it creamier.
4. Top with nuts, fresh banana, berries, figs or coconut.
The Apple should be sweet enough but if you would like drizzle a little pure maple syrup over the top.
Depending how you make this it can be gluten free (made with quinoa), dairy free (make with milk alternatives), nut free (made without almond milk). This recipe is also vegan.