Quinoa Morning Porridge

While I do use quinoa mostly in savory dishes, as the whole grain component of my meal, quinoa works for sweet dishes too. Turning to quinoa instead of oats in the morning is a nice change of pace, and the flavor possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Here is one of my favorite ways to prepare quinoa for breakfast.

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup non-dairy milk {Tip: depending on how runny you like it; I use unsweetened almond milk}
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice, such as peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
  • 1 teaspoon hemp protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground cinnamon

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients, over medium heat, and stir until quinoa is heated through.

By Stephanie Hoban, MS, RD, LD

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