Quinoa porridge

By Nishta Saxena
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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups fluid of choice: full-fat milk, soy, almond or cashew beverage
  • Dash of shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter 
  • Small pinch of sea salt (less than ¼ teaspoon)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons of maple syrup 
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans or any nuts you have on hand
  • ½ cup of berries (fresh or frozen, fresh strawberries OR frozen blueberries)


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under cold running water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add your choice of fluid on medium heat, stirring constantly, making sure that the quinoa does not stick to the bottom of the pot to avoid burning. Keep stirring for several minutes.
  3. Once simmering, add quinoa and salt and stir until mixture comes to a low boil. Cover and continue to cook on low until quinoa absorbs the liquid (approx. 10 minutes).
  4. Stir in natural peanut butter, pinch of cinnamon, maple syrup. If using frozen fruit, add it now so it becomes warm and stir for one minute.
  5. Top with chopped nuts and berries. 


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