Quinoa Porridge with Cinnamon Apples


Delicious and warm morning meal :)

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
3 servings


  • 1 cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • cup sliced almonds

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apple, and sprinkle with salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Stir in the almonds; cook and stir until the apple is hot and beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the almond milk and half-and-half cream; continue cooking until hot. Stir in the hot quinoa, and cook a few minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

Use a Fuji apple or your favorite. Sri Lankan cinnamon is the best.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
14g Fat
59g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 515mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 256mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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