Instant Pot® Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge

If you haven't tried quinoa for breakfast yet, you're missing out on a tasty and comforting way to start your day. Quinoa will give you a hefty serving of protein, and the warm and spicy pumpkin in this recipe will give you lots of added vitamins and fiber. This is prepared in the Instant Pot®, which makes it quick and easy too! I made mine without too much sweetener and lots of spice; adjust the amounts to your taste. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator up to 6 days.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Additional Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine almond milk, quinoa, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Stir lightly until combined.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 1 minute. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacture's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 1 minute. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in vanilla extract and honey.

  4. Divide quinoa evenly between 4 bowls. Top each bowl as desired.

Cook's Note:

You may use any non-dairy milk you like; if you use dairy, skim is best, as high-fat milk may cause the burn light to come on. Use any sweetener you like such as maple syrup or brown sugar in place of honey. Top each bowl with pepitas, more almond milk, extra sweetener, coconut, raisins, or nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
4g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 480mg 10%

* 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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