Apple Quinoa Porridge

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I must admit, the first time I tried quinoa porridge, I was not a fan. That was with quinoa flakes and they were nowhere near as good as rolled oats. I then discovered that you can use whole quinoa cooked up with lots of almond milk to make a creamy porridge that doesn’t disappoint. Adding Apple and cinnamon gives it a lovely natural sweetness and makes it taste a little bit like apple pie too. I love to top this with some banana or more apple and tahini to make it complete.

The nourishing facts: quinoa is a whole grain (ok actually a seed) that is famous for its high (complete) protein content but also contains fibre and many vitamins and minerals. Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar levels.

Apple Quinoa Porridge
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2-4 serves
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed in plenty of water and drained
  • 2½ cups milk of choice
  • 1 large apple grated (can leave skin on)
  • 1 cinnamon stick or ½ - 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except honey in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until it is soft and creamy looking, add more milk if desired.
  3. Add honey or maple to your liking.
Notes
You can use whatever milk you like here, my favourite is soy milk (choose a calcium fortified variety) or homemade almond milk.

 

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