Creamy cinnamon quinoa porridge

For the most important meal of the day, spruce up your morning oats by adding quinoa, which is packed with protein, iron and fibre.

 Less than 30 minutes

Serves 6


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  • 1 cup (250ml) white quinoa
  • 1 cup (250ml) rolled oats
  • 2 ½ cups (625ml) boiling water
  • 1 can (165ml) low-fat coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) honey
  • 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon
  • Pinch each ground cardamom, ginger and nutmeg


For serving:

  • ¼ cup (60g) coconut flakes
  • 1 packet (100g) chopped nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts or pecans)



  1. Combine quinoa, oats, water, coconut milk, honey and spices in a small pot.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally (add a splash of water if mixture gets too thick).
  3. Reduce heat, cover and stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve topped with coconut flakes and nuts.


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