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Coconut Quinoa Porridge with Berries and Quinoa Crunch Topping

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge Recipe

Burnt out on your favorite oatmeal breakfast? Start your day off with this vegan Quinoa Breakfast Porridge - a protein-packed, quick and filling breakfast bowl. Enjoy variations of toppings (fruits, nuts, granola, etc.) mixed in with earthy quinoa.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 485kcal


For the quinoa porridge:

  • 1 cup tri-colored or white quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 13.5 ounces/400 ml unsweetened can of coconut milk*
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the toppings:

  • 1 cup quinoa crunch or your favorite granola
  • 1 cup of fresh fruit I used apricots, blueberries and pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 8-10 leaves of fresh mint optional
  • maple syrup to finish it off optional


  • To make the quinoa breakfast porridge: Place the quinoa, coconut milk, water, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla extract in a medium size saucepan (with a tight lid) and heat it over medium high heat. Bring it to a boil, turn the heat down to low, and put the lid on. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed, 18-20 minutes. Once cooked, let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes. Before serving, fluff it with a fork.
  • When ready to serve: Distribute the quinoa among 4 breakfast bowls. Top it off with quinoa crunch, fresh fruit, coconut flakes, and fresh mint. Serve it with maple syrup on the side.


Note: If you are not using all of the porridge at the same time, place it in an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to 3 days. When ready to serve, add a few tablespoons of water (or coconut milk) before reheating on the stovetop or in microwave.
*You can substitute coconut milk with almond milk. Please read the blog post for more information.
*The nutritional values listed below does not include the toppings.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4mg