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Chocolate Quinoa Porridge

30 min

Breakfast

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Freezer-friendly

Quinoa is a protein, fibre and vitamin B-rich seed. It has a slightly earthy and nutty flavour, which is a lovely complement to the brown sugar and cocoa powder in this recipe. Coconut milk adds a velvety creaminess, making this a super satisfying breakfast option.

Servings

Total

30 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

25 min

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, soy and coconut milk, brown sugar, flaxseed, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer.
  2. Add the bananas into the porridge and stir. Simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, partially covered. The quinoa should have absorbed all the liquid and the bananas should be cooked down.
  3. Remove from the heat and cover for 5 minutes before serving up. Top with fresh berries and yogurt, and enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Grains & Starches 50%

uncooked quinoa

Proteins 28%

unsweetened soy milk

ground flaxseeds

Fruits & Veggies 22%

medium banana

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

canned full-fat coconut milk

ground flaxseeds

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A Joy - July 31, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

This is a delicious start to the day. My family may never know I am feeding them vegan foods.
I did omit the banana as I developed an aversion to banana years ago; I would like to make this recipe again for my family and include the banana to see how they like it with that element. I also used oat milk at the request of my daughter and topped it with shredded coconut.
Please keep the amazing recipes coming and thank you for sharing your passion with us.

PUL Team - July 31, 2022, 9:48 p.m.

We appreciate the kind words and support so much, A Joy! So thrilled the porridge was enjoyed too 🙂


Colleen - July 13, 2022, 2:26 a.m.

...as ALWAYS, another winning and Amazingly Healthy meal. I made a 1/4 recipe with the following changes: all white quinoa, Raw organic Cocoa, and no sugar. After I put it in the bowl I added raw honey and oat milk (we buy both soy and oat). When paired with coffee, my coffee suddenly was the best cup all week! Well, off to whip up a batch of your granola (date/tahini one) from like two years ago.

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:25 a.m.

Oh, Colleen, thank you for taking the time to share your modifications! So glad it was enjoyed 🙂


Amanda - July 12, 2022, 5:26 a.m.

This is a really comforting breakfast. I’ve made this recipe twice now and I love it. I’d never had quinoa in a sweeter context, but this was so good! I love the cinnamon, chocolate, and banana combo!

I’ve followed the recipe exactly both times and been super happy with the results. It’s great for meal prepping too.

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:09 a.m.

So glad the porridge is being enjoyed, Amanda, it means so much! Happy meal prepping 🤗


Mary - June 27, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

Delicious, Delicious, Delicious! What a great breakfast we just had of Chocolate Quinoa Porridge. Used one ripe banana and one frozen banana....because that's what we had. Will definitely make this again and again. Topped it today with fresh nectarines and raspberries.

PUL Team - June 28, 2022, 2:47 a.m.

Aw it means so much, Mary, thank you! These modifications all sound delicious 😍


Sonia - June 22, 2022, 9:45 a.m.

Absolutely love it! I omitted the sugar and put more fruit instead (wild strawberries). Definietly gonna make it again. Thanks for the recipe :)

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 4:19 p.m.

Hey Sonia! We're so glad the porridge was enjoyed with the modification. Thank you 😃


Elena - June 20, 2022, 4:16 p.m.

Great recipe! Thank you!


Jackie - June 14, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

Easy and delicious! a good alternative to oatmeal


Ellie - June 11, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

This was sooooo good. I use date sugar and oat milk instead, and it came out perfect. My non-vegan family was impressed and we had it twice last week! Recommending this to everyone I know.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Thanks for the insight, Ellie, it's so appreciated!


Devan - June 10, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

I am in love with this porridge! When my sister and I were kids, we would often make these no-bake cookies where you cooked oats, cocoa, butter etc. on the stove and then dropped them onto wax paper to firm in the fridge. But my favorite thing was to eat the warm cookie mixture hot off the stove and that's totally what this porridge reminds me of!! Super nostalgic and satisfying. I love the combo of the quinoa and flax, it makes for such a lovely texture. I've made this with both strawberries and chopped apple in place of the bananas to use what I had, and both were delicious! Last time I made it, I left the cocoa out just for a change, and made a vanilla maple version that came out amazing! Since you requested more reviews in your last video, I just had to tell you about my love affair with this porridge :) As an oatmeal devotee, this has been a wonderfully light, yet filling option for the warmer months. Thank you for providing such reliable, creative, and delicious recipes. PUL is the best! xo

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

Oh, Devan, you're the best! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words and experience with the porridge. A vanilla maple version sounds incredible 😍


Elin - June 10, 2022, 10:41 a.m.

This is my new go to breakfast! I make a whole batch and then store it in the fridge troughout the week so idont have to spend time on making breakfast. Filling and so good! i skipped the bananas for a less sweeter taste and it also worked really well:)

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 2:18 a.m.

Ooo a lovely meal prep idea, Elin! So happy it's being enjoyed 🙂


Makayla - June 4, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

This tasted amazing! I especially loved how easy it was to make. The shredded coconut added a nice crunch to it as well. 😄 Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - June 5, 2022, 2:42 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Makayla 🤗


Somdotta - June 2, 2022, 8:07 a.m.

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Liisa - May 29, 2022, 11:13 a.m.

This porridge is absolutely yummy and brings variety to normal oatporrigde we enjoy mostly from monday to friday.
Thank´s for the recipe :)

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 5:44 p.m.

We appreciate it so much, Liisa, thank you!


Charlotte - May 26, 2022, 6:26 p.m.

I made this recipe today and really enjoyed it. I am a huge fan of oats for breakfast but sometimes it's nice to switch it up for another grain. Sometimes I make millet porridge and now I can add quinoa to my repertoire! 🙌🏻 I love the combination of the slightly nutty quinoa with the creamy yogurt and sweet berries. 😍

PUL Team - May 27, 2022, 6:37 a.m.

We love to change it up as well and are so thrilled it was enjoyed, Charlotte! Thank you 🤗


Lauren - May 24, 2022, 12:05 a.m.

Loved this recipe, added some almond butter as a topping. Only thing is the liquid is so thick and creamy that the quinoa took nearly an hour to cook and still had some crunch to it.. but it was still yum.


Jordan - May 23, 2022, 5:49 p.m.

This recipe was fun to make and smelled amazing while boiling. However, I think the bananas (we used very ripe ones) ruin the taste. I would recommend not putting them in the pot while it cooks, but put them on top when serving. Also, we used maple syrup instead of brown sugar and the 3 tbsp were not enough to sweeten the porridge, even with the ripe bananas.

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

Hey Jordan, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it! 🙂

Amber - May 29, 2022, 6:50 p.m.

I used underripe bananas and it worked really well!


Valérie Babin - May 20, 2022, 1:56 p.m.

Un beau bonjour du Québec!

This is a really good recipe! Quinoa is a interesting change instead of oatmeal.

Continue your good work!


Caitlin - May 19, 2022, 1:42 p.m.

Mmmm… I’m addicted! This porridge is rich, velvety and tastes like brownies for breakfast! I’ll be having this over and over again. Thanks PUL team!

PUL Team - May 20, 2022, 1:16 a.m.

Oh, Caitlin, it means so much! Thank you 💛


Rose - May 17, 2022, 7:05 p.m.

Not overly sweet and subtle cocoa flavor. Reminded me of the Malt-O-Meal I ate as a child. :) Also, I'm excited to try it cold.

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 4:13 a.m.

Awe love the connection to the recipe, Rose, and we're so happy it was enjoyed ✨


Beth - May 17, 2022, 3:18 p.m.

Absolutely Delicious! Will make again and again! Can't wait for the left overs!

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 4:08 a.m.

Woohoo! We hope you enjoy the leftovers, Beth 🤗


Karolina - May 17, 2022, 12:53 p.m.

Very easy and very tasty. I loved pudding consistency that the porridge has.
I had ithe porridge today for breakfast. I will make soon again for my family ☺️because they have to try it.

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 4 a.m.

So thrilled to hear, Karolina, thank you!


Nancy - May 17, 2022, 5:51 a.m.

This porridge looks really interesting, looking forward to trying it! Quick question, I didn't see you add bananas in your video, is it possible to make this recipe without them? Love your videos, decided I was going to dig in & start trying some of your recipes:))

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 3:56 a.m.

Hey Nancy, we enjoy adding the banana as it caramelizes which adds a delicious creaminess and touch of sweetness. You can omit it if desired though! You may want to add other toppings such as fruit or sweetener to taste then to help balance it out. We hope you enjoy it if you're able to give it a try 🙂


Karin - May 16, 2022, 6:46 p.m.

This porridge tasted really good! Even my (sometimes very picky) kids liked it so much - thank you for sharing! Can't wait to finally see your app :-) greetings from Austria!!

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 3:45 a.m.

Thanks, Karin! We're super excited and hope to share more details on the app soon 😃


Egle - May 15, 2022, 6:22 p.m.

This is the first time I tried quinoa in a desert. It has delightful pudding like consistency and tastes even better the next day.
Very delicious recipe :)

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 4:16 a.m.

It means so much that the recipe was enjoyed, Egle, thank you!


Doug - May 15, 2022, 2:37 p.m.

I need to mix up the usual oatmeal routine, and this was so easy!

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 4:14 a.m.

Yay! So happy to hear, Doug 🙂


Momo - May 15, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Make this morning. Thanks for the recipe m. A good alternative to rice pudding and a way to have a little more protein :)

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 3:57 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share, Momo!


Meg - May 15, 2022, 11:01 a.m.

So good! I am trying to incorporate more quinoa to my diet, and this is a great idea beyond just a dinnertime rice replacement. Looking forward to the leftovers!

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 2:42 a.m.

So glad to hear, Meg, enjoy the leftovers :D


Alex - May 13, 2022, 9:54 p.m.

This was delicious! Made it this morning and my whole family loved it

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 12:32 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Alex ✨


Laura G - May 13, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

Sadia, it was delicious and so easy to make. Thank you!

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 12:09 a.m.

Thank you, Laura!


Pia - May 13, 2022, 5:38 p.m.

I made this today for breakfast. I substituted the brown sugar for maple syrup 'cause that's what I only have on hand. It is kind of similar to "champurrado" only this one tastes a lot better! I love the texture of the quinoa and the creaminess from the addition of the coconut milk. I will definitely be making this again 🥳

PUL Team - May 14, 2022, 11:06 p.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Pia, we're so thrilled the porridge was was enjoyed 😃


Milica - May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Yummm I'll try making it with oats since I don't have quinoa at hand and really want to try it out 😍😍😍

Quinn - May 12, 2022, 10:45 p.m.

Let us know how that turns out! I only have oats on hand as well!

PUL Team - May 13, 2022, 3:45 a.m.

A wonderful idea, Milica, and we'd love to hear how it goes as well 😃