Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Vegan cinnamon quinoa porridge by Sam

  • Quinoa
  • Almond milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut sugar (or soft brown sugar)
  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Maple syrup (optional)

I nearly always start my day with a bowl of porridge. Usually a bowl of whole oats, but recently I’ve been experimenting with ways to add more quinoa to my diet, and this cinnamon quinoa porridge is working really well.

Quinoa is a great food to be eating are you looking to increase the nutrient density of your diet.┬áIt’s higher in nutrients than most other grains and is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. Quinoa is high in vitamins, minerals and plant compounds. It is especially high in antioxidants. Also, being gluten free, this quinoa porridge is a great alternative to using oats for anyone avoiding gluten in their diet.

Feel free to add whatever toppings you like, but I recommend a mixture of crushed nuts and berries.


Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

Healthy, vegan cinnamon quinoa porridge. Great before exercise.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sam



  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (or light brown sugar)


  • crushed walnuts
  • flaked almonds
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • maple syrup (optional)


  1. Thoroughly rinse the quinoa (at least a minute) in a fine sieve under a cold tap. 

  2. Add quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon and sugar to a pot, stir and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and cover with lid. Allow quinoa to cook for about 15 minutes until all the milk is absorbed.

  3. Served desired amount of quinoa into a bowl. Add toppings. I recommend crushed walnuts, flaked almonds, blueberries, raspberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.