Monday 11 September 2017

Apple & Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge

apple and cinnamon quinoa porridge

This is such a healthy way to start your day! Quinoa offers a complete protein source, making it the perfect choice for those who follow a plant based diet. It makes for a slightly nutty tasting porridge which has a touch of "bite" compared with traditional oat porridge. The classic apple & cinnamon flavour combination is so comforting and it adds interest and sweetness to what would otherwise be a fairly bland breakfast (quinoa porridge lends itself particularly well to getting creative with toppings and flavours). The textures and flavours work so well together for a satisfying breakfast that's really quite addictive!

Three great health benefits: beneficial for heart health, good source of fibre, good source of antioxidants

Serves 1
Enjoy immediately

For the porridge:
1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed 
1 cup almond milk

For the apple & cinnamon topping: 
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped into segments lengthways
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1-2 tsp coconut oil (liquid)
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of sea salt

1) Combine the quinoa and almond milk in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat on the hob. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has mostly absorbed. There's no need to drain it. 
2) While the porridge is cooking, prepare the apple & cinnamon topping. Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan or frying pan and stir together. Simmer over a medium heat on the hob for approximately 5 minutes or until the apple is slightly softened and the sauce is caramelised.
3) Pour the porridge into a bowl and top with the apple & cinnamon mixture. Enjoy immediately.

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