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Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Cherry Almond Quinoa Porridge


Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Cherry Almond Quinoa Porridge | Peaceful Dumpling
My go-to breakfast, especially in the colder months is always oatmeal. There are so many different ways to flavor it that the possibilities are endless. However, even with so many customization options, variety is still needed. After a recent trip to the Whole Foods oatmeal bar, I noticed they had quinoa as another option. This, I decided, was something I was definitely going to have to experiment with at home.

Experiment I did as I created this slightly sweet, protein-filled quinoa porridge that will fill you up and give you the healthy fuel you need to power you through your morning. A serving of this porridge contains 8 g of complete protein, just from quinoa alone–plus 7 g from chopped almonds. That’s almost equal to 1/2 block of tofu! The stevia and vanilla extract your sweet tooth without rocking your blood sugar. Enjoy!

Cherry Almond Quinoa Porridge


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. In a small saucepan, bring the milk and quinoa to a low boil, cover and simmer for 15 – 20 min, adding more milk if necessary.
2. Stir in the stevia and vanilla extract.
3. Add in the cherries and almonds and mix well.
4. Garnish with additional almonds and cherries and serve.

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Kathryn Farrugia

Kathryn Farrugia

Blogger at ZeNutrition
Kathryn is a vegan cook and nutrition consultant based in Los Angeles. She uses yoga in the park, runs by the beach and hikes through the mountains to connect and inspire creativity that she brings to her dishes. She is determined to make the world a healthier and happier place one meal at a time. Read more at ZENutrition or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
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