Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa porridge in bowl topped with blueberries and walnuts

Looking for something different to try for breakfast? If you love oatmeal but sometimes want something a little different, then you need to try quinoa porridge. You can dress it up in the same way, but the flavor and texture are different enough to give you a feeling of variety. It is delicious!

I love quinoa porridge because it has such a unique texture and a nutty flavor. When you combine it with a little sweetener and some plant-based milk, it is transformed into delicious warm-your-soul comfort food.

Oatmeal is amazing! And I hope you love it, but if you don’t, try using a different grain (or in this case seed) for your breakfast. Eventually, I am going to try them all, but quinoa was the first on my list because I always have it around!

The biggest trick I learned with quinoa is that you can’t skip rinsing it! If you rinse the quinoa well it changes the flavor completely. Do you ever feel like quinoa has a strong bitter flavor? Rinsing helps take care of that. I promise.

Quinoa porridge in bowl topped with fresh blueberries and walnuts

I like to cook the quinoa in the instant pot because it is so easy. But feel free to cook it on the stovetop if that is your jam. There is a great tutorial here. Top it with any toppings that you like. Here I used fresh blueberries and walnuts and I always pour extra milk on top (I forgot to pour the milk before I took the pictures.)

What type of toppings do you like to put on your porridge? Let me know in the comments!

Quinoa Porridge

Delicious breakfast quinoa cooked in the pressure cooker. Perfect recipe for meal prep for the week!
Total Time15 mins

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • pinch salt optional
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla optional
  • 1 tsp maple syrup optional

Topping Ideas

  • extra milk I always add extra milk after cooking!
  • maple syrup or other sweetener
  • fresh fruit
  • dry fruit
  • nuts
  • nut butter
  • seeds
  • coconut
  • granola
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa well.
  • Add quinoa, milk, salt, and cinnamon to instant pot.
  • Set instant pot to pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  • Once the instant pot is done cooking, allow it to naturally release the pressure for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Manually release the rest of the pressure and remove lid once the pin drops.
  • Add in your sweetener and extra milk.
  • Add whatever other toppings you would like.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can make a big batch of this on the weekends and heat it up throughout the week or eat it cold if that is your jam.
  • You could also use leftover quinoa that has been cooked with water. Just heat it up in a ban with a little bit of milk and enjoy with your favorite toppings!

xoxo

Chantry

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