Quinoa Porridge

Makes 2 servings.

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained if not organic
  • 1-1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1¬†Tbs honey or maple syrup (or use a sugar free brand if you like) - optional if you have used a sweetened milk
  1. Place the quinoa, milk, cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a small-to medium-sized, heavy-bottomed pot and bring the mixture to a light boil.
  2. Cover the pot, lower heat to medium-low, and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Uncover and stir the quinoa mixture.
  4. Cook and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally (so it does not stick and burn on the bottom), 5 to 10 minutes more, or until the quinoa is quite tender and the mixture has thickened, but is still creamy and porridge-like in texture.
  5. Divide mixture between 2 bowls. Top each with half of the fresh fruit. Drizzle each with 1 Tbs maple syrup or honey and serve.