Toasted Almond and Coconut Quinoa Porridge

By • October 3, 2012 23 Comments



Author Notes: Take the chill off of autumn mornings with this creamy, rich, and sweet bowl of quinoa porridge. Nutrition nerds, take note: this dish is rich in fiber and complete protein!Gena Hamshaw

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Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup Slivered almonds
  • 1 cup Dried quinoa
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Full fat coconut milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 Cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp cinnamon)
  • 1/3 cup Pitted dates, chopped into small pieces (optional)
  1. Heat a shallow pan or a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast almonds till they’re golden. Quickly remove from heat and transfer to a cool plate to stop them from burning.
  2. Rinse quinoa using a sieve until the rinse water runs clear. Bring the quinoa, maple syrup, sea salt, cinnamon, 1 cup coconut milk and 1 cup water to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer until quinoa is fluffy and all liquid has absorbed (about 15-20 minutes). Turn off heat and fluff quinoa gently with a fork. Remove cinnamon stick.
  3. Quickly, before it gets cold, divide quinoa into four bowls. Top each with about 2 tablespoons of coconut milk, along with 2 tablespoons of toasted almond slivers and a sprinkle of dates, if desired. Serve.

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