Creamy Coconut Quinoa Porridge – 3 ways| Great for Passover – Vegan & Gluten Free

This quick and easy creamy coconut quinoa porridge is totally going to surprise your taste buds! If you are looking for another alternative to your regular oatmeal breakfast bowl, this satisfying breakfast can totally be the one. Quinoa is usually known in many savory versions, but can also be made in sweet versions such as this one. You can get really creative with your favorite toppings, just like in a regular oatmeal, and turn your breakfast porridge into a feast. These coconutty quinoa bowls are creamy, satisfying, gluten-free and high in plant-based protein.


More quinoa recipes: Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Salad and Instant Feel-Good Crunchy Quinoa Salad



1 cup quinoa

1 cup water

1 cup coconut milk

1-2 ripe bananas, mashed

(coconut cream for later)

Vanilla extract, optional




1). Place the quinoa in a colander and rinse under running water. Transfer to a pot and pour the liquids. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for 18-20 minutes.

2). Leave the quinoa in the pot for 5 minutes more.

3). Open the pot, and add the mashed bananas

4). Prepare your toppings

Use your favorite sweetener: Honey, maple, coconut sugar…

3 Way To Eat Your Creamy Coconut Quinoa Porridge 

So you got this deliciously creamy coconut quinoa porridge, right? Yeah, it’s gonna rock your world, trust me! Now let’s dive into some drool-worthy ways to jazz it up.

1. Banana, Butter, and Almonds

First off, you can have it monkey-style! And no, I’m not asking you to eat it hanging upside down. Just get yourself a ripe banana and slice it up. Slather on some almond butter, sprinkle with sliced almonds and drizzle it all with honey. Think banana split, but breakfast-style and healthier!

2. Strawberries, Almond Butter, Honey, and Coconut

For the second route, we’re going to take you on a tropical trip. This time, swap out those bananas for some juicy strawberries. Then go ahead and smother it again with almond butter, sprinkle with shredded coconut, and drizzle honey on top. Boom! It’s like a sweet vacation in your breakfast bowl.

3. Coffee, Chunks, and Cashews

And last but not least, if you’re a fan of coffee (I mean, who isn’t, right?), you’re gonna love this. Mix in some instant coffee, sprinkle cacao, top it with dark chocolate chunks and cashews, and finish with a sweet drizzle of honey. This one’s got that mocha vibe going on, and it’s a great wake-up call for your taste buds.

Tips and Tricks To Make Your Porridge Perfectly!

Worried about not getting the right consistency? You’re making it just right but let me slide in a couple of quick tips. 

  • If you’re not a fan of the banana taste, you can totally replace it with applesauce. 
  • Don’t forget to wash that quinoa real good before you cook it. Those little seeds can be bitter if you don’t give them a proper rinse.
  • And lastly, don’t stress if you overcook your quinoa a bit. We’re making porridge here, not a fancy quinoa salad, so a little extra softness won’t hurt. Just make sure you’ve got enough liquid in there to get it nice and creamy. 

And always remember, buddy, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so enjoy it!



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