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.
1cupof fresh fruitI used apricots, blueberries and pomegranate seeds
1/2cupunsweetened coconut flakes
8-10leavesof fresh mintoptional
maple syrup to finish it offoptional
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.