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5-Minute Creamy Quinoa Porridge (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

  • Author: Felicia Lim
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Comforting and delicious, this creamy quinoa porridge is an awesome alternative to oat porridge or oatmeal. Ready in just 5 minutes, this recipe is perfect for filling you up anytime you’re hungry. Top it with berries and a sprinkle of quinoa flakes and cinnamon for the perfect protein-filled breakfast or snack! Totally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, so anyone can enjoy!


  • 1 cup quinoa flakes + more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + more for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Berries, for topping (optional)
  • Maple syrup, for drizzling (optional)


  1. Combine Dry Ingredients: Combine quinoa flakes, ground cinnamon, and sugar in a small pot. Mix to combine.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Add almond milk and water, and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on Moderate Heat: Cook over moderate heat on stove, stirring gently. The porridge should start to bubble and thicken within 2 minutes (reduce the heat if it starts bubbling too much). Once the porridge is ready and has reached its desired consistency (no more than 3 to 4 minutes), remove it from heat. If the porridge has become too thick during cooking, add a little extra almond milk or water.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Divide quinoa porridge between 4 small bowls and serve with fresh berries, a sprinkle of quinoa flakes and ground cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.


Quinoa Flakes: Quinoa flakes are not interchangeable with quinoa seeds – quinoa flakes behave like instant oats and cook up in much less time than raw quinoa seeds. I do NOT recommend that you substitute it with quinoa seeds. If you do so, note that you will require a much longer cooking time, and even more milk and water for the porridge to reach its desired creamy consistency.

Sugar: I used white granulated sugar in this case, but feel free to use brown sugar or coconut sugar if you prefer. Add until sweet enough to taste.

Ground Cinnamon: I like adding ground cinnamon for extra flavor and natural sweetness. It also adds some color to the porridge. However, if you don’t like cinnamon, feel free to leave it out.

Almond Milk: I like using my 5-minute homemade almond milk for this creamy quinoa porridge recipe. However, feel free to use other non-dairy milks such as cashew milk, rice milk, sunflower milk, coconut milk or soy milk. Alternatively, if you are not lactose-intolerant, feel free to use normal dairy milk instead.

Toppings: I highly recommend topping this delicious porridge with berries, quinoa flakes and a sprinkle of cinnamon. However, you can also top it with granola or chopped nuts for extra crunch.

Storing: To store the quinoa porridge, let it cool completely before transferring to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can eat it cold or heat it up in the microwave for a few minutes before eating.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quinoa porridge

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