Quinoa Porridge with Cinnamon Apples

Quinoa Porridge with Cinnamon Apples

Alyse Ellienne 1

"Delicious and warm morning meal :)"


40 m servings 401 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 515 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apple, and sprinkle with salt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Stir in the almonds; cook and stir until the apple is hot and beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the almond milk and half-and-half cream; continue cooking until hot. Stir in the hot quinoa, and cook a few minutes before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • Use a Fuji apple or your favorite. Sri Lankan cinnamon is the best.
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  1. 26 Ratings


This was exceptional! We put all the ingredients into a crockpot (minus the milk as we used dairy not almond) and cooked on low overnight. The next morning we stirred in some warmed milk and en...

I omitted the butter, maple syrup and almonds. Instead I fried the apples in a vegetable oil sprayed pan, added raisins for sweetness, and used pecans as the nuts. I also used soy milk instead...

Excellent! Can also substitute coconut milk. I have also reduced maple syrup and added some raisins.

Good recipe; butter, apples & cinnamon can hardly be beat. I love quinoa, but imagine you could substitute a variety of different grains and have a wonderful breakfast. Thank you Alyse for pos...

Tasty. I didn't have almond milk so I used regular, 1%, dairy milk. Also added some brown sugar to my bowl because I like it that way. Its texture reminds me of Sunny Boy cereal.

I adore quinoa - love its taste/texture, versatility and it's super healthy! I am always excited to find new ways to prepare it and loved the sound of this one. I used pure maple syrup and lig...

Tasty, but frying the apples in butter kind of defeats the health benefits of quinoa. I just add the apples and cinnamon to the quinoa and cook it all together. I sweeten with stevia, but you c...

My children took one look at this and started to cry until I forced them to smell it. Then they cleaned their bowls! I liked how another reviewer said to add raisins. I'll try that next time...

Pretty tasty - my first attempt to cook with quinoa! Next time I will use two apples instead of one and try doubling the cinnamon and maybe upping the almonds as well.