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Quinoa Oatmeal Porridge

Quinoa Oatmeal Porridge

3 Servings

Prep Time
2 minutes
    Cook Time
15 minutes
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1 fork image Quinoa Oatmeal Porridge

Recipes are rated from 1 to 5 forks, with 1 fork being the easiest and 5 forks the most challenging.

Adding quinoa gives a slight protein boost to your oatmeal and provides a new flavor. This recipe is simplified by the fact that steel cut oats and quinoa take the same amount of time to cook. You can vary the spices as desired, but the cardamom adds a hint of sweet flavor to the oatmeal without actually adding a sweetener.



  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (red or white, uncooked)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3 Tablespoons ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups water (reduce to 2 1/2 cups for thicker porridge)


  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (sliced)

Special Equipment:

No special equipment is required.


Preparation Method:

Using a strainer, thoroughly rinse the quinoa under cold running water.

Heat 3 cups of water to a simmer in a medium pot and add the oats, quinoa, and spices. Bring back to a simmer and stir. Turn down the heat to medium low and cover the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, stir in the ground flaxseed and let sit covered for 5 minutes.

Portion into three servings and top with fresh berries and non-dairy milk if desired.

Alternatively, make ahead of time and portion into three microwaveable containers with lids and refrigerate. When ready to eat, heat in the microwave for 1 minute and top with berries and non-dairy milk if desired. Will keep refrigerated for up to five days.



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