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Chocolate Quinoa Porridge

30 min



10 ingredients or less


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.



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  1. In a medium pot, combine the quinoa, soy and coconut milk, brown sugar, flaxseed, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add the banana slices into the porridge and stir. Simmer covered for 20 - 25 minutes. The quinoa should have absorbed all the liquid and the bananas should be cooked down.
  4. Remove from the heat and cover for 5 minutes before serving up to ensure the quinoa fully softens.
  5. Top with fresh berries, shredded coconut and a plant-based yogurt. Enjoy!


  • We prefer the texture of slightly overcooked quinoa, compared to slightly undercooked. If in doubt, give it an extra few minutes of simmering time.


  • 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


unsweetened soy milk


canned full-fat coconut milk

ground flaxseeds

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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 😃