Cinnamon and Pear Quinoa Porridge

This hearty Quinoa porridge is an amazing way to start the day. It’s not only nutritious but vegan and gluten-free.

This is a breakfast I love making before university or on the weekend when I just want something both delicious and filling. It’s full of good fats, protein, and vitamins. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Recipe

Serves 1 – Takes 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Quinoa (I used tri-colour)
  • 1 2/3 cup milk (I used soy)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds (or nuts of choice, alternatively replace with dried fruit)
  • 1 pear – cut into 2-3cm (1in cubes)
  • 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon, plus more to garnish
  • 2 tbs maple syrup (or preferred liquid sweetener)
  • 3 tbs pepitas, to garnish

Method

  1. Place quinoa in a pot with 1 1/3 cup of milk, maple syrup, pear, almonds and cinnamon, and boil until mixture has halved (8-10 minutes), stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  2. Add reserved soy milk and water to mixture, simmering until the porridge is thick and Quinoa has cooked (10-15 minutes).
  3. Top with pepitas, cinnamon and any fruit/nuts you enjoy eating.
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