Quinoa Porridge

Breakfast | June 10, 2015 | By

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I always wake up hungry and the thought of something tasty and warm is enough to get me out of bed. On weekends, I usually end up having 2 or 3 breakfasts: an early one with my mum and another when the rest of my family is awake and I’m starting to get hungry again. Weekday mornings are more rushed though, so I usually turn to oatmeal for a quick and hot meal. This recipe doesn’t have oats in it but is pretty similar; warm and filling, it’s usually the only thing motivating me to leave my bed. 

Makes about 4 large portions
(I usually make this on Sunday nights and keep it in the fridge for the week. To heat up, I add a splash of almond milk if it’s dried out a bit, then microwave for about 2 minutes.)

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 apple
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and currants)
Handful of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

1. Pour the water and quinoa into a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.DSC_04122. Chop the apple and once the quinoa is boiling, add it to the pot along with all the other ingredients.DSC_0413 3. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Let cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed all the water and the apples are soft.DSC_0416 4. I like to serve this with a spoonful of peanut butter and sliced banana. Enjoy!DSC_0423