7 Feb 2014

Raspberry Quinoa Porridge

I was trying to rack my brain to think of anything quick and easy to make for Valentines day.

Red velvet cake is out obviously. I just have no time to make a cake.
Heart shaped...anything pretty much is on the same boat. No time at all.

Seriously, this week has gone by so quickly, and it feels like I didn't get anything done.

So pretty much my half-ass attempt at making something Valentines day-esque is just topping something that I can make in less than 30 minutes with raspberries. It's red, so that means it's a fit candidate for a Valentines day themed recipe. Obviously.

But I'm sure anyone would appreciate this porridge on a cold February 14th morning, or any morning in fact. I would have never thought of having quinoa for breakfast, but there you are.

Actually, that is not true. I have made quinoa pancakes before, and they were one of the most delicious pancakes I have ever made.

So if you're a busy bee, but are in need of a quick breakfast, I would highly recommend this porridge. It's quick, easy, and best of all, healthy.

What you'll need:

-2 cups whole milk
-1 cup quinoa, rinsed
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1.   Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until 3/4 of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
    2.   Stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Cover again and cook until almost all the milk has absorbed, about 8 minutes.
    3.   Serve in bowls, and top with fruits of your choice.

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  1. yum yum yum!!


  2. Great idea to make quinoa porridge - that stuff is so versatile. I like the sound of quinoa pancakes, too!

  3. Never thought of using quinoa in a porridge, what a great idea. Looks great!

  4. This porridge looks so delicious! Raspberry is the best flavour :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Haha! hey, raspberries will work for vday! Plus, this is healthy!

  6. I have been meaning to try quinoa porridge for a while now, considering how much I love quinoa. This looks fresh, healthy, and delicious!

  7. A delicious, healthy and certainly well appreciated Valentine's Day breakfast. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. The raspberries are such a sweet, festive touch!

  9. Totally agree this will be a great Valentine's day breakfast. It looks fuss free and very pretty with pink rapsberries... which means more time to enjoy kissy kissy... LOL!

  10. Simplicity is the best. I love this. Light and healthy it's the perfect start to the day.

    I completely agree...I mean I'm so revved up for Valentine's Day...just really in the mood of baking but I feel like 'been there, done that' with a lot of the recipes. Hahaha but this is a nice and unexpected festive bite.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my cupcakes!


  11. This is my kind of Valentine treat! I am all about ease too!

  12. Haha! I like your style Cathleen! Sometimes I can't stand doing "holiday themed" food posts too. Aren't there enough out there?! But this works great! Can't wait to try!

  13. Cathleen, the brown sugar and cinnamon already convince me that this porridge is yummy!


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