Warming and naturally sweetened bowl of quinoa flakes porridge which takes less than five minutes to make. Mix in your favorite fruit, berries, seeds and nuts. A wonderful quick vegan and gluten-free breakfast.
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😋Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Quinoa flake porridge is ready in less than 5 minutes
A great oatmeal substitute/alternative
Flavor it how you like
Suits a vegan and gluten-free diet and it is also soy, corn and oil-free.
Filling and packed with nourishment - quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and essential amino acids
✔️Ingredients You’ll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
At the very basic level to make a sweet quinoa flakes porridge, the below three ingredients that are needed, you can then add your preferred fruits, berries, nuts and spices.
Quinoa flakes make a creamy smooth porridge, these can be found at your local supermarket, health-food store, or online (affiliate link).
Both will result in a creamy porridge.
Sweetener - you can opt for your preferred sweetener, I always opt for a natural sweetener such as maple syrup (affiliate link)
🥣How to make Quinoa Flakes Porridge
Step 1 - Over medium heat, add quinoa, water, and maple syrup and whisk.
Step 2 - Once it starts to thicken, whisk through all other ingredients that you'd like to cook, the total cooking time is 90 seconds.
Serve warm topped with your favorite toppings.
🥝Toppings and Flavorings
Spices - I love to use cinnamon. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg, star anise or any flavor you desire
Fruit - use your preferred dried or fresh fruit or berries. Ensure they are chopped up into small pieces. I like some goji berries (affiliate link) in mine.
Nuts & seeds - add your preferences, I like to add tiger nuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds, nigella seeds and so on.
Flavoring - add a small amount of vanilla
Savory - quinoa porridge can also be made into a savory dish, think of your preferred flavorings and add them in.
💡What to serve with quinoa porridge?
I also like to add a spoonful of my refined sugar free plum jam.
Liquid to flakes ratio is 3:1
As the flakes are very fine, this gluten-free porridge cooks very quickly. Be sure to constantly stir and as soon as it thickens, turn off the heat.
Dried berries & raisins (and similar) will swell when placed into the porridge.
Quinoa porridge has a creamy, nutty and slightly bitter flavoring which can be masked by adding flavorings and toppings. Some people say quinoa is virtually tasteless, which is great as it takes on the flavors it has been paired with. Quinoa porridge can be made sweet or savory.
Add one cup of water to a saucepan and bring to a slight boil and add ⅓ cup of quinoa flakes over medium heat. Continuously stir for about 90 seconds, until it has softened and begins to thicken. Turn off the heat, and allow them to cool, the mixture will thicken further. Enjoy with your favorite toppings.
🥣Other Gluten-Free recipes
Looking for another vegan gluten-free breakfast?
Or, another WFPB no oil gluten-free recipe to try is my vegan oatmeal pancakes.
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Easy Quinoa Flakes Porridge (Gluten Free)
- 1 teaspoon Pepitas
- 1 teaspoon Sunflower Kernels
- 1 tablespoon Goji berries
- 1 teaspoon Coconut flakes toasted
- ½ cup Fresh fruit your preference
- Over med heat, add quinoa, water and maple syrup and whisk.⅓ cup Quinoa Flakes, 1 cup Water, 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- Once it starts to thicken, add all other ingredients and whisk through, total cooking time is approx. 90 sec. Serve warm.1 teaspoon Pepitas, 1 teaspoon Sunflower Kernels, 1 tablespoon Goji berries, 1 teaspoon Coconut flakes, ½ cup Fresh fruit
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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