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colourful bowl of quinoa porridge with blueberries, strawberries, and pumpkin seeds on top

Quinoa Porridge with Berries

Quinoa Porridge with Berries is a satisfying and delicious way to start your day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 192kcal


  • 3/4 cup (150g) quinoa well rinsed and drained
  • 2 3/4 cups (625ml) plant milk divided; 2 cups for cooking and the rest to pour over porridge later
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom


  • 1 apple grated
  • berries
  • maple syrup
  • pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter to mix in with 3/4 cup milk


  • Pour the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve.
  • Rinse under a running tap and thoroughly wash the quinoa, rubbing through it with your fingers, for 3 mins to remove any bitter outer coating.
  • Let the quinoa drain for a few mins to remove the excess liquid.
  • Place the quinoa into a pot and add in 2 cups milk, vanilla and cardamom and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover and let cook for 15 mins. You will see tiny spirals coming out of the seeds.
  • Remove the quinoa from the heat, open and fluff the grains then let stand for about 10 mins.
  • Serve and top with apple, berries, pumpkin seeds, and maple syrup. Mix almond butter in with remaining 3/4 cup milk and pour over top.


Quinoa Breakfast Porridge Tips

  • You can use both single color or multi color quinoa.
  • You can use leftover quinoa in this recipe as long as it is not seasoned.
  • I prefer almond milk, followed closely by drinking coconut milk, for this recipe. I used a2 Milk™.
  • You can use honey or regular milk if not vegan.
  • Add brown sugar instead.

Quinoa Porridge with Berries Weight Watchers Points

There are 5 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this quinoa porridge.

What To Serve With Gluten Free Quinoa Porridge

Instant Pot Orange Strawberry Jam.
Rosewater Raspberry Jam.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg