Quinoa Porridge with Coconut Milk

I love porridge! It is a type of comforting meal, with childhood memories and that you make quickly. Of course, the classic Maizena porridge is really delicious, but when it comes to the ingredients ... oh, not very healthy: corn starch (calorie empty of nutrients), milk (which creates mucus in your body) and sugar (another ingredient empty of nutrients). The only "good" ingredient is the cinnamon. ;)

This does not mean that you will never eat a cornstarch porridge anymore, but you will not eat every day! In fact, I created a version of porridge using amaranth flour instead of cornstarch and other great substitutions, but it is for another post.

Today I want to share this porridge recipe made with quinoa! Quinoa is not only a great carbohydrate and fiber source, it is also a source of protein. Yay!!

You can eat this porridge for breakfast or even lunch or dinner. :P Let's make it!

Ingredients (for 2 bowls):

  • 2 cups coconut milk (preferably full fat coconut milk)

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

  • 2 tablespoons molasses or honey

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • You can still add some toppings like: berries, pecans, almonds, dark chocolate chips....

How to make:

Heat the 2 cups of coconut milk over medium heat until boiling. In the meantime, wash the quinoa.

When the milk boils, add the cup of quinoa to the boiling milk and turn the heat down.

Cover the pan leaving a small piece out. And cook for 10 minutes.

Then remove the lid and add the 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses or honey and then cinnamon. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.

Then remove from the stove and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Stir and then serve by placing what you have chosen as toppings.

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