Apple Almond Quinoa Porridge

Apple Almond Quinoa Porridge

This is a recipe I developed over a year ago. I was having it regularly at the time and then stopped having it altogether once the warmer weather hit. It’s probably been close to a year since I have eaten this breakfast but now that the cooler weather has set in, I cant wait to make it again. After living in the tropics for 10 years, I am still finding it strange that my tastes naturally change so much with the seasons. I never ever had warm breakfasts up in Townsville. I think having something warm in the heat and humidity would have made me feel sick, but now my regular cold smoothie bowls are the last thing I feel like.

I love this recipe because it is an alternative to my regular oatmeal. I am constantly looking at adding more whole grains into my diet so that I don’t get too stuck in my ways and this is a nice way to add some extra variety into my diet. I don’t find quinoa very filling so I love to bulk it up with lots of nut butter and extra seeds. This recipe works best with premade applesauce (or storebought) I have tried making it with chopped apples but they cook way slower than the quinoa so I’ve resorted to making sure I always have apple sauce on hand. I have bought a good quality unsweetened apple sauce before but I will also make my own if I have apples that need using up. You can find my quick applesauce recipe here:

The recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

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Apple Almond Quinoa Porridge
Recipe type: Breakfast
Hazel & Cacao:
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup homemade applesauce
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Maple syrup to taste
  1. Throw all ingredients together in a saucepan over low medium heat, stirring occasionally and cook until the liquid is absorbed, Serve with crunchy chopped apples and pecans.



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