Quinoa flake porridge is a great alternative for those of you who can't eat oats and a delicious, warm and satisfying 5-minute breakfast recipe.
I'm not a celiac, but when I eat gluten I don't feel well. However, oats make me feel amazing and I don't have to consume gluten-free oats, which is great because gf oats are more expensive and I can't find them in any supermarket, at least here in Spain.
I couldn't live without my porridge, so when I saw the quinoa flakes at my health food store the other day, I knew I had to make a recipe for those of you who can't eat oats. It tastes amazing, is high in protein and ready in 5 minutes (if you don't make the berry compote). Hope you enjoy it!
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Quinoa Flake Porridge
For the quinoa flake porridge:
For the berry compote (optional):
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 2 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon cane or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or cornstarch
- Add all the compote ingredients (except the tapioca flour or cornstarch) to a saucepan and bring to a boil, then cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the tapioca flour or cornstarch and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until it thickens, stirring constantly. Set aside.
- Add the quinoa flakes and the milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until it thickens, stirring frequently. Add more milk if needed.
- Serve with the compote, banana slices and pumpkin seeds on top.
- We didn't add any sweetener, but it's up to you.
- The quinoa flake porridge is better fresh, but you can keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days and the compote for up to a week.
- Water can be used instead of the milk.
- Feel free to serve the porridge with any fruits, nuts, seeds or ingredients you like.
- Eat the compote cold or hot (you choose) and use any fruit you have on hand.
- Tapioca flour or cornstarch can be replaced by any starch or thickener you want.