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Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge Recipe


Looking for ideas for the quinoa you picked up at Trader Joe's? Here's a dairy and wheat free breakfast porridge thick, rich and delish for those cold mornings in the Andes. Those with nut allergies may wish to substitute soymilk or regular cow's milk for the almond. Adjust sugar to your taste or substitute with agave syrup or black strap molasses (use half as much). This recipe can easily be doubled.


  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and measure in the quinoa. Season with cinnamon and cook until toasted, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Pour in the almond milk, water and vanilla and stir in the brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, then cook over low heat until the porridge is thick and grains are tender, about 25 minutes. Add more water if needed if the liquid has dried up before it finishes cooking. Stir occasionally, especially at the end, to prevent burning.

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Nutritional Information

Quinoa Porridge

Servings Per Recipe: 3
Calories: 173
% Daily Value *
protein: 9 %
carbohydrates: 10 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 12 %
fat: 5 %
saturated fat:
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents:
vitamin b6:
vitamin c:
calcium: 12 %
iron: 2 %
magnesium: 4 %
potassium: 3 %
sodium: 4 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
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percent of calories from protein:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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