Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Keyword: gluten-free, Nut-free, soy-free
Servings: 3
Author: Admin IndiePalates


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained,
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup divided,
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large apple chopped,
  • 1 fingernail-size piece of ginger minced (optional),
  • Hemp hearts for garnish.


  • In a small saucepan, bring the quinoa, water, vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and salt to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the quinoa is fluffy.
  • Once the quinoa is cooked, stir in the milk, chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  • Transfer the mixture to three containers and set aside.
  • In the small saucepan, warm the coconut oil over medium heat.
  • Add the apple, ginger (if using), remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Cook with the lid on for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the apples have softened.
  • Top each serving with apple mixture and the hemp hearts.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator for later. When serving, add a bit of milk and a drop of maple syrup if you like sweeter porridge.


SUBSTITUTION TIP: The apple could be swapped for pear.
STORAGE TIP: Keeps in the refrigerator for 5 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Per serving total calories: 332 Total fat: 10g
Saturated fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 50mg Total carbohydrate: 52g
Fiber: 8g Sugars: 11g Protein: 9g

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