Quinoa porridge


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes8 Servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 12 minutes, Standing Time: 15 minutes
Quinoa porridge

George Whiteside

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 946-ml carton unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom, optional

  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup skin-on, whole almonds, preferably toasted

  • fresh berries, for garnish


  • Pour 2 cups (500 mL) almond milk into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high. Stir in quinoa and cardamom. Cover. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 12 min. Remove from heat. Using a fork, fluff. Cover. Let stand until tender, 15 min.

  • Stir in more almond milk, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until porridge is as thick as you like. Stir in raisins, apricots and nuts. Spoon into bowls. Pour a little more milk overtop. Sprinkle with berries. Great sweetened with honey, maple syrup or brown sugar.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 141, Protein 4g, Carbohydrates 22g, Fat 5g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 62mg.