Chocolate Quinoa Porridge
10 ingredients or less
1 cup (170 g)uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1½ cups (360 mL)unsweetened soy milk
1⅔ cups (399 mL)canned full-fat coconut milk
3 Tbsp (41 g)brown sugar
3 Tbsp (21 g)ground flaxseeds
3 Tbsp (20 g)
2 tsp (10 mL)
½ tspground cinnamon
1 cup (150 g)fresh mixed berries
1 cup (240 mL)unsweetened coconut yogurt
Make your own
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove from the heat and cover for 5 minutes before serving up. Top with fresh berries and yogurt, and enjoy!
- 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 43%
• uncooked quinoa
• unsweetened soy milk
• ground flaxseeds
Fruits & Veggies 33%
• fresh mixed berries
• unsweetened soy milk
• unsweetened coconut yogurt
• canned full-fat coconut milk
• ground flaxseeds
Nutrition per serving
Calories 538 kcal
|Total fat||25.1 g|
|Saturated fat||16.8 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||70.1 g|
|Dietary fiber||11.6 g|
|Total sugars||27.3 g|
|Added sugars||13.6 g|
|Vitamin A||60 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B12||2 μg|
|Vitamin C||22.8 mg|
|Vitamin D||2 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.5 mg|
|Vitamin K||4 μg|
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Discussion & Rating
I was excited to try this gluten free recipe, after few spoonfulls started to disgust me, my husband and son, we used canned coconut milk and I think it made it too fatty. When I would try it again, then only wit plant based milk and no coconut milk. That could work.
I batch made this for the week and I'm really happy I did, it's very good! I'm not a fan of quinoa, but in this recipe it's actually really yummy 😋
Beautiful. This is a very tasty breakfast & a lovely change from oats. It's is very Filling & kept me going for 4 hours! I topped it with blueberries, raspberries, sliced banana & a dollop of yoghurt. To be repeated for sure. Thank you
This is my go to recipe when I need something comforting and warm. I leave out the brown sugar and swap the soy-milk to bean milk instead (soy-intolerant). I have noticed that it is amazing with quinoa that is unpeeled, gives it a more nutty flavour. Favourite topping is a drizzle of tahini :) Thank you so so much for this recipe!
Can you add more milk and not use coconut milk?
What does the latter achieve? I don't regularly have this on hand.
I batch prep quinoa for the week is there anyway to use already made quinoa or no:)
How can you defrost these ? If I want this for an afternoon snack , is it best to just defrost in the morning or the day before ? Thank you ! I also wondered if I would just keep it in the fridge , will the banana stay fresh ? Thanks !!! I loved the recipe💙
This recipe looks so delicious and can’t wait to try it; I’m not vegan however so can I swap the coconut milk & soy milk for normal milk ( as I don’t have soy/coconut milk at home )
I made this for as a birthday breakfast treat and it was yummy! It was flavorful and cozy with just the right amount of sweetness! Thanks for this!
Hi, this looks amazing. I would love to try it, but I am not a fan of bananas. Is there any substitute you could suggest? Thanks :)
We make this often....it's so very good. This summer it's become our go to meal when traveling. Perfect for a road trip or at the airport (before going thru security). Thanks again for this delicious breakfast idea.
Wow. I was a bit hesitant about trying this with quinoa, but it is so delicious. So satisfying. Perfectly balanced. Yum!
This is delicious! I scooped up as much as I would have of a basic oat porridge... It was too much. This is very very filling and satisfying! Will definitely keep this one in the breakfast mix. Can't wait to try variations!
Healthy and yummy recipe, very easy to prepare <3 I didn't had coconut milk cane but I've used just the soy milk and some nuts as a fat option xx Thank you, love!
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.
...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.
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.
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.
Absolutely love it! I omitted the sugar and put more fruit instead (wild strawberries). Definietly gonna make it again. Thanks for the recipe :)
Great recipe! Thank you!
Easy and delicious! a good alternative to oatmeal
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.
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
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:)
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!
This porridge is absolutely yummy and brings variety to normal oatporrigde we enjoy mostly from monday to friday.
Thank´s for the recipe :)
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. 😍
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.
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.
Un beau bonjour du Québec!
This is a really good recipe! Quinoa is a interesting change instead of oatmeal.
Continue your good work!
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!
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.
Absolutely Delicious! Will make again and again! Can't wait for the left overs!
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.
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:))
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!!
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 :)
I need to mix up the usual oatmeal routine, and this was so easy!
Make this morning. Thanks for the recipe m. A good alternative to rice pudding and a way to have a little more protein :)
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!
This was delicious! Made it this morning and my whole family loved it
Sadia, it was delicious and so easy to make. Thank you!
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 🥳
Yummm I'll try making it with oats since I don't have quinoa at hand and really want to try it out 😍😍😍