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quinoa porridge recipe

Coconut Superfood Quinoa Porridge

A creamy high-protein alternative to standard porridge!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 1 cup / 180g quinoa, uncooked
  • 2.5 cups / 625ml water
  • 2 cups / 500ml milk (I used Alpro coconut drink)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or your sweetener of choice)
  • Optional toppings: banana, crushed nuts, dessicated coconut, popped amaranth, jam, berries


  • Prepare quinoa according to the "How to Cook Quinoa" (recipe link above), adjusting water measurements in line with this recipe.
  • When the water has all been absorbed, pour in the milk and add cinnamon. Bring to the boil again. Turn to medium-low but don't cover. Cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Make sure you stir every so often. The mixture will form a skin if left unattended for too long but just mix it back in.
  • When the mixture resembles a creamy porridge substance, remove from the heat. Add the chia seeds and ground flaxseed and sweetener.
  • Top with anything you like! I used banana, dessicated coconut, and pecan nuts.


Serving size: 1/2 recipe with banana topping only Calories: 422 Fat: 9.8g Saturated fat: 2.1g Carbohydrates: 68.7g Sugar: 8.5g Fibre: 9.9g Protein: 14.6g
Keyword quinoa porridge