Stuck in a breakfast rut? Why not try switching oats with quinoa flakes to make this raspberry quinoa porridge. Frozen raspberries give this breakfast its vibrant colour and banana adds sweetness, perfect for babies.
Reasons to Love Quinoa Porridge
- FAST TO COOK – Quinoa flakes are flat and small and for this reason, they cook really quickly – perfect for making breakfast in only a couple of minutes.
- NUTRITION – Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids the body can’t make on its own. It is naturally gluten-free and full of good fibre.
- CREAMY – The flakes produce a lovely creamy texture that many babies are used to.
Ingredient Info (and Alternative Suggestions)
- QUINOA FLAKES – You need to make sure you use quinoa flakes and not regular quinoa. Quinoa has a much longer cooking time and the recipe would not work.
- WATER – You can replace it with milk (of choice) if you prefer.
- FROZEN RASPBERRIES – Use frozen if you want that lovely pink colour. Fresh will work but the colour won’t be as vibrant.
- BANANA – Adds a little sweetness to the porridge.
- RAISINS – Adds sweetness, can be skipped if preferred.
How to Make Quinoa Porridge
Making quinoa porridge is super easy and very similar to making oatmeal, you simply switch oats with quinoa flakes. All you need is a couple of minutes and breakfast is ready.
- Add all ingredients into a pan
- Heat and stir until thickened
Frequently Asked Questions
Quinoa flakes can sometimes have a bitter taste. I would always recommend rinsing quinoa before cooking with it, however, rinsing quinoa flakes is harder as they start to break down. Try another brand or try toasting the flakes in the oven, this gives the quinoa a nuttier taste. Sweetness can also help with the bitter taste.
Quinoa is the whole seed, whereas quinoa flakes are made by flattening the quinoa seed into flakes. You can not replace the flakes with the whole seed in this recipe due to cooking times.
I’ve always found them at the supermarket. You can also pick them up in health stores or online.
Allow to cool slightly, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Quinoa porridge doesn’t firm up the same way leftover oatmeal does and so stores better.
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Raspberry Quinoa Porridge
- 35g (⅓ cup) Quinoa Flakes
- 160ml (⅔ cup) Water (or milk of choice)
- 80g (⅔ cup) Frozen raspberries
- ¼ Banana, sliced
- 1 tbsp Raisins
- Pinch Cinnamon
- Place the quinoa, water, frozen raspberries, banana and raisins into a pan and bring to a llight boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened (around 1-2 mins). Mash the banana into the mixture.
- Transfer to serving bowls and top with your favourite breakfast toppings.