Quinoa flake porridge with almonds, figs and banana

August 12, 2019
Serves: 1 Cooks In: 10 minutes


  1. Toast the quinoa flakes in a dry pan on a medium heat for 1 minute, stirring frequently to prevent them from burning. This reduces any bitterness and gives a nice nutty flavour.
  2. Place the quinoa flakes, ground flaxseed, cinnamon and milk into a saucepan (you may also like to add vanilla extract). Give everything a good stir and bring to a medium simmer. Cook for around 4 minutes, until the porridge has reached the desired consistency.
  3. Serve the porridge hot with toppings of your choice. I used pan-fried bananas, figs and almonds. You might also like to try a dollop of nut butter, seeds and a drizzle of raw honey.


  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup any milk
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground flaxseed
  • 1/8 cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Topping suggestions:

  • 1 sliced large ripe fig
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds
  • ½ sliced banana
  • seeds and a drizzle of raw honey