Luxury Dairy Free Quinoa Porridge Recipe
The CREAMIEST, luxurious and tastiest dairy free quinoa porridge recipe you’ll ever want to eat for breakfast. I’ve added coconut, cardamon, cacao and some extra special ingredients to this recipe. It’s SO delicious and I’m always going back for more! NO bitter taste… just deliciousness!
Have you ever tried dairy free quinoa porridge recipe and though Yak!?
(My hand is raised)
Personally, I wasn’t a huge lover of quinoa.
Seriously, when I first tried it, it felt like I was eating damp, mouldy brown rice!
I was seriously caught off guard by its strong nutty flavour.
BUT now I LOVE the stuff!
LOOK how creamy and gorgeous that is:
As an ingredient, quinoa has its place.
Because of its strong flavour, I quickly learnt to use it in combination with other strong flavours.
Question is, how do you mask the strong flavour when the main ingredient is quinoa?
The goal of the course?
Stick a LOAD of honey on it…no no, just kidding! Although you have to have some honey on top.
Firstly, use dairy free milk, not water (you’re asking for it if you do).
Secondly, choose a dairy free milk that contains coconut cream. Some brands can be 100% nut milk, which can be rather watery and bitter.
I use Rebel Kitchen Dairy Free Milk. It contains coconut cream which gives it that creamy consistency.
I also added young coconut meat (flesh, blitz to a pulp) to give it that extra creaminess.
And here’s another cool idea…
Add a bit of coconut palm sugar, you don’t need much.
The deep rich caramel flavour of the coconut palm sugar just adds a wonderful butterscotch sweet undertone to your porridge.
Thirdly, use quinoa flakes instead of the whole grain. It cooks faster and has a less nutty strong flavour. It looks more like porridge too.
Although I have used whole grain quinoa, it tasted quite nice.
Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt and a good tsp of Vanilla extract or bean paste. The Vanilla really takes off the bitter edge of the quinoa.
Cardamom is another fantastic spice to add. It’s highly fragrant and adds a lovely citrusy, minty, spicy and herbal taste all at the same time.
While we’re on the subject, cardamom works extremely well with banana. My family LOVE my cardamon and banana pancakes!
Lastly, before you dollop you honey on top, dust with cacao powder, it makes it more like a dessert…YUMMY!
Finally, if you’re adventurous like me, then try this…
Who would have thought of mixing peppermint and orange?
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Speaking of flavour, at the moment, I’m actually experimenting with a peppermint and orange flavoured chocolate.
It might be what people call, the marmite effect 🙂
My Simple Yummy Recipe
Anyhow, look how I make this luxury dairy free quinoa porridge recipe.
- 50 g Organic Flaked Quinoa
- 300 ml Organic Rebel Kitchen Dairy Free Coconut Milk
- 80 ml Water
- 1 Tsp Organic Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 Tsp Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
- Pinch of Organic Himalayan Salt
- 50 g Organic Coconut Meat blitz to a pulp
- 3 Organic Cardamon Pods de-husked and ground
- Cacao Powder
- Put all the ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil.
- Once it starts to boil, cover with the lid and turn the heat right down to simmer for 14 minutes (stir often and keep the lid on)
- Scoop a large amount (don't skimp, it's a treat) into your bowl and dust with cacao powder and pour a good dose of honey on top.
Sit back and enjoy the ride 🙂