Quinoa Porridge makes a great alternative to my normal oat porridge and is packed full of protein to make a healthy start to the day, so here’s how I made it!
(I was a bit unsure of the amount of quinoa for one person but 50 grams of uncooked quinoa seems to make a plentiful amount for 1 person)
- 50g uncooked quinoa, washed
- 100ml water
- 50ml milk or milk alternative
- 1tbsp ground flax seeds (using a pestle and mortar to do this also gives you an additional work out!)
- 1/2 banana
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1 handful of sultanas
- 1tbsp 100% natural peanut butter (optional)
Place the quinoa in a saucepan with the water and milk, bring to the boil and then simmer over a moderate heat. The quinoa grains will turn transparent as they cook, taking approximately 15-20 minutes and adsorbing all the liquid in the pan, but you may need to add more liquid if it becomes to dry too fast. When all the liquid is almost absorbed, chop the banana into the porridge and add the cinnamon and stir. When the porridge is to your preferred consistency, stir in the sultanas and ground linseeds, transfer to the bowl and top with the peanut butter.
I have recently come across some recipes where they blend the quinoa porridge to a smoother consistency, personal I like the different texture, but I may have to try this at some point!
There are so many ways you can enjoy porridge, adding fresh or dried fruits, nuts, nut butters, dessicated coconut… If you have any great porridge ideas, let me know!