Gluten-free quinoa porridge

This gluten-free quinoa porridge is so delicious you won’t even miss oats anymore! It is sweetened only with fruit, so it is the perfect way to start your day. Gluten free porridge has become a staple breakfast item in our household since creating this delicious and hearty concoction. The best part is, it is so quick. You can make this gluten-free breakfast dish in 15 minutes. Apart from the delicious and healthy quinoa, there are so many whole food ingredients in here to give you all the energy you need to make it to lunchtime.

Now you can have porridge in complete control! No worrying about if you can tolerate oats or searching high and low to find gluten-free oats.

Gluten-free quinoa porridge



Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk (any type of milk will work)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 apples, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 cup linseed meal
  • 1/2 cup sultanas

Gluten-free quinoa porridge


  1. In a small saucepan, place the quinoa flakes, almond milk, stir constantly over high heat until the mixture begins to thicken. Keep an eye on it as it doesn’t take long!
  2. Add in the spices and vanilla extract, mix well and when piping hot remove from the heat.
  3. Stir through the grated apple, sultanas and linseed meal.
  4. Serve into bowls to devour.

If you don’t have quinoa flakes, you can use normal quinoa, just add an extra half a cup of liquid (water or almond milk) and cook for an additional 7 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Also, feel free to vary the fruits, you could grate pear or chop up fresh peaches and mix with a variety of dried fruits, to experiment with flavors.

Gluten-free quinoa porridge

This porridge has been adapted over time from a recipe we found over at The Healthy Chef, what an inspiration!

Nutrition notes

  • 320 calories per serve
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in riboflavin