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
+raspberries


Directions:

    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.

16 comments:

  1. yum yum yum!!

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

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

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

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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

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  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!

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

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