Quinoa Flake Porridge (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Fig porridge

Some mornings you just need a warming, filling breakfast and this is my current go to porridge when I know I’m going to have a busy morning ahead of me.  Yes it does take slightly longer than popping two slices of bread in the toaster but it is so worth it.

This porridge is a proper breakfast, a meal in itself.  I actually have it for lunch or dinner sometimes too and there are many different toppings and flavour combinations you can try so if you were to have this porridge for breakfast everyday for a week you could have a different flavour each day!  I’ve given some suggestions below, but use whatever you have in the cupboards or the flavours you like best, after all you’ll be the one enjoying it 🙂

The recipe is for one (generous) serving but you can easily double it or make a big batch if you’re making it for the family.  I’ve been using manuka honey to sweeten my porridge but you can use any sweetener you normally use or omit totally if you are sugar-free.

Berry Porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients

-1/2 cup quinoa flakes

-1 1/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)

-1/2 tsp. manuka honey (or other sweetener if using)

-pinch of salt

Flavours to add during cooking

-1 tsp. acai berry powder

-1 tsp. maca powder

-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

-1/2 mashed banana

-1/4 cup frozen berries

Toppings

-1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries

-sliced banana

-1 Tbsp. chia seeds

-1 Tbsp. nut butter (any flavour)

-poached fruit

-chopped nuts

-sliced fresh figs

How To Make

Place a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat.

Add the quinoa flakes, milk, sweetener (if using) and any flavours which you wish to add.

Stir the porridge often until it begins to thicken.  Remove from the heat when it has reached the consistency you like your porridge.  If it’s too thick (sometimes this happens with the mashed banana) add more milk and stir.

Serve immediately and scatter over your choice of toppings.

Banana Porridge

Enjoy 🙂

 

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