Recently I started eating quinoa for breakfast. It’s another healthy alternative to my usual porridge that I love to eat in the morning. In case you didn’t know, quinoa is a seed that is grown from a grain and it’s gluten free too. You can make so many different dishes with quinoa, and porridge is just one of many.
Breakfast to me is the most important meal of the day so I’m always trying to change my menu in the morning. A change is as good as a rest as they say! I have another recipe I like to cook quinoa porridge with but I had a few oranges in my fruit bowl so I thought I would try a chocolate orange version of this breakfast. The results were amazing and I just had to share this recipe with you.
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- Saucepan with lid
- Tablespoon (tbsp)
- Teaspoon (tsp)
- Fork or juicer
- Quinoa x 90g
- Flax seed x 1 – 2 tbsp
- Pumpkin seeds x 1 tbsp
- Raw cacao powder or cocoa powder x 2 tsps
- Orange x 1 juice and zest
- Goldenberries or raisins x 1 small handful (optional)
- Blueberries or raspberries x 1 handful
- Ground cinnamon or ground sweet cinnamon x 1 – 2 tsp
- Oat milk or a milk of your choice x 200mls
- Water x enough to top up with
- Honey or maple syrup to your taste (optional)
- Pour the quinoa into the sieve and wash under the tap twice.
- Now put the quinoa into the saucepan.
- Add in the flax seed, pumpkin seeds, raw cacao powder or cocoa powder, goldenberries or raisins and ground cinnamon or ground sweet cinnamon.
- Zest the orange skin into the saucepan.
- Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice using the fork or juicer.
- Add in the blueberries or raspberries or both at this point too.
- Next pour over the oat milk or milk of your choice.
- Pour in the water.
- There needs to be enough so that when you put in your middle finger into the quinoa in the pan the liquid will cover your finger up to the first crease.
- Put the lid on the saucepan and leave to soak overnight, if you have the time.
- If not or if it’s the morning, turn the hob on to a high heat.
- Bring the quinoa mix to an almost boiling point and then turn the heat down to a low heat.
- Leave the quinoa to simmer until all the water disappears.
- It should take around 15 – 20 minutes.
- At the end of the cooking process, give it a stir to make sure all the water has disappeared.
- Set the quinoa porridge aside, and if adding banana, cut it up now.
- Mix in the banana and add honey or maple syrup to your tastes.
- Finally serve in the bowl and enjoy.
Chocolate Orange Quinoa Porridge was a delicious breakfast and one I will definitely be eating again. I always prepare the ingredients the night before. In the morning I normally don’t have much time so I find it easier to prepare it the night before. Plus leaving the quinoa over night to soak helps the digestive enzymes. Basically it is easier for the body to digest if it’s left over night. This breakfast fills me up until lunchtime. However you decide to eat this breakfast, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx