Quinoa Porridge



  1. Rinse the quinoa (to remove any bitter taste) and add it to a pan along with 500ml of cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the grains begin to 'split' (total time on the hob is 20 minutes). Drain any excess water using a sieve.
  3. Over a low-medium heat mix together the quinoa and milk before adding your natural sweetener e.g. grated apple & raisins, stevia or mashed banana and vanilla and stirring.
  4. Once heated and the milk has absorbed, serve your quinoa porridge topped with fruit and nuts (I use pomegranate seeds & walnuts or sliced bananas and berries) & add a dash of cinnamon and/or honey if you fancy it!


To save time on a morning, you can do steps 1 and 2 the night before and pop it in the fridge over night before moving onto step 3!

To make an individual portion use 1/2 of the quinoa (120-150g cooked weight) along with 150ml milk

Nutritional stats shown are for 1 serving of quinoa with skimmed milk only (this recipe serves 2 people)

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3 g


Total Carbohydrates 40 g


Protein 10 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Nics Nutrition at