Blackberry & apple quinoa porridge

This yummy porridge, made from a combination of oats and quinoa with a fruity twist, makes a delicious breakfast or snack

Preparation: 15 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes | Serves 4-6 | Suitable from 6 months | Not suitable for freezing

  • 10 Portions

  • 40 mins

    prep time
  • 10 mins

    Cook time
  • suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • 40g quinoa
  • ½ vanilla pod
  • 25g porridge oats
  • 50g blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 250ml almond or oat milk
  • ½ eating apple, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks

Method

  • Split the vanilla pod down the middle and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and pod to a saucepan and add in the almond or oat milk and ginger
  • Rinse the quinoa in cold water then add the quinoa to the milk and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered, or until the quinoa tails sprout
  • Add the oats and 80ml water to the quinoa and cook until it reaches a porridge consistency – about 10 minutes, uncovered. Add more water or milk if desired
  • Meanwhile, make a blackberry and apple coulis: add the apple chunks with 3 tablespoons of water and simmer for 4-5 minutes, covered, add the blackberries and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Mix well and mash with a fork until the fruit has broken down
  • Remove the vanilla pod from the porridge and mix in the coulis to the porridge, reserving a little to drizzle over the top of the porridge when serving
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