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Creamy Quinoa Oat Porridge

November 9, 2017Breakfast, Recipes

This Creamy Quinoa Oat Porridge puts a new spin on a breakfast favorite. Quinoa is an excellent source of whole grains. It will give you lasting energy and keep you feeling full until lunchtime. The apples add a sweet touch to this take on porridge. It’s the perfect start to your day on a cold morning.


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and shredded
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. dark maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. ground flaxseed, optional


In medium saucepan, combine quinoa with 1¾ cups water, and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 15 minutes. Off heat, let quinoa stand for 5 minutes. Set 1/2 cup of quinoa aside. Transfer the rest to a container and refrigerate for up to 3 days for another use.

In medium saucepan, combine almond milk, cider and 1/2 cup water, and bring to a boil. Immediately stir in oats, and add cooked quinoa, grated apple and cinnamon. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring several times during the first 10 minutes, then frequently during the final 5 minutes to minimize sticking.

Divide porridge among 3 bowls. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over each serving. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of the flax seed, if using. Serve immediately.

Makes 3 servings.

Per serving: 261 calories, 5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 47 g carbohydrate, 8 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 172 mg sodium.

Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.