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Apple & Walnut Quinoa Porridge

Not sure what to do with that Quiona you picked up at the health-food store on a whim?
I certainly spent some time researching its uses! My most successful to date is this hot and tasty wheat-free breakfast that’s sure to keep you satisfied. Plus, quinoa is a rare source of ‘complete protein’ which means its great for your body and mind. Period.
Satisfying, hot and rich?! Who knew quinoa could sound so tempting!





  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ grated apple (with skin)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of Natvia (stevia) or natural sweetener of choice


  1. Combine the water, cinnamon and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the milk, and cook covered for another 10 minutes.
  4. Stir through raisins, sweetener, apple and chopped walnuts
  5. Sprinkle with zest and serve warm.


Try substituting raisins and walnuts with dried cranberries and almonds.
Almond milk can be replaced by soy, rice or cows milk of your choice.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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