Cinnamon and apple quinoa porridge
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
If you’re looking to start the day off with a breakfast that is really tasty, filling and even helps you on your way to five-a-day, why not give this simple breakfast idea a go? This simple quinoa porridge is ultra healthy and really tasty, full of cinnamon, apples and raisins. Apples are a great source of vitamins C and A as well as a whole host of other vital nutrients and antioxidants. Raisons not only taste great, but also provide a great source of vitamin B, iron and potassium. So filling your breakfast up with apples and raisins is a great way to start the day healthily. While it takes around 20 mins to make (a bit longer than you might usually spend on breakfast in the week), it’s perfect to make into big batches to keep in the fridge – just pop it into the microwave to heat it up throughout the week – it’s a great one to get the kids eating in the morning too. When toast or boring cereal just won’t do, this nutritious meal has that indulgent taste but without the guilt: a perfect start to any day!
- 400ml milk
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 180g quinoa
- 2tbsp runny honey
- 1 apple, chopped roughly
- 100g raisins
- 2tbsp flaked almonds
Labelled as a ‘superfood’, quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is packed full of protein and fibre, and releases energy slowly, keeping you fuller for longer…perfect for the first meal of the day.
- To make this superfood recipe, bring the milk and cinnamon up to the boil in a saucepan then add the quinoa and stir well.
- Simmer for around 15 mins with the lid on until most of the milk has been absorbed and the grains have cooked through.
- Stir through the honey, apple pieces and raisins, then divide between four bowls and top with the flaked almonds.
- Sprinkle with a little brown sugar or drizzle with honey to serve.