Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gluten Free Warm Spiced Quinoa Porridge

Hands up who finds winter breakfasts a bit of a challenge? Well I know that I do! In summer there’s no problem with keeping healthy with fresh fruit, yoghurt and granola or cereal. But when it’s icy outside the last thing you want to put into your body is something cold. 

This porridge is warming, soothing and good for you, and not to mention is super easy and quick to make. It is versatile with the toppings you can add and you can also use any milk of preference. I used soy for my dairy free option, as that’s what I had in my fridge on the day.

The ginger, cinnamon, and honey make this ideal for fighting flu symptoms too. And to be honest that’s when I developed this recipe. Sick at home one day, I wanted something nourishing and healthy to help cure my cold. I thought of adding all of these flu-fighting ingredients to my quinoa flakes and it was such a hit on Instagram that I had to share the recipe with you! 

{Gluten Free Recipe} Warm Spiced Quinoa Porridge   
1 cup water
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
1 apple (1/2 grated, 1/2 sliced)
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
Pinch salt 

1. In a small saucepan add the water and milk (you may substitute soy milk for any other milk of your choice) and stir in the quinoa flakes. Add the grated apple, ginger, cinnamon and salt. 

2. Bring ingredients to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring quite regularly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. 

3. Stir in the honey and coconut and simmer for an extra minute.

4. Remove from the heat and serve in a bowl topped with the sliced apple and fresh ingredients of your choice – I chose pistachio nuts, shredded coconut and an extra drizzle of honey.

 post signature

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious-what a yummy way to help treat a cold! It's still warm here in the US, but I can see myself enjoying a bowl of this when it get cooler in the coming months. :)