Creamy apple and cinnamon quinoa porridge

This gluten-free porridge, made with quinoa instead of oats, is a healthy and nutritious breakfast alternative.

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 12 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Creamy apple and cinnamon quinoa porridge
  • 2 apples
  • 240 millilitre water
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 80 gram quinoa flakes
  • 700 millilitre milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Creamy apple and cinnamon quinoa porridge
  • 1
    Coarsely grate the apples, keeping the skin on, and place into a medium-sized saucepan with the water and sugar. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to soften the apples.
  • 2
    Add the quinoa flakes, milk, vanilla and cinnamon to the saucepan and stir well. Start off with the lower amount of cinnamon and sugar, and increase according to taste.
  • 3
    Bring to the boil on medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5–7 minutes until the porridge is thick and creamy.
  • 4
    Serve with extra milk if needed.


You can make this with full or reduced fat milk or replace with any lactose-free milk.

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