Quinoa & Oats Turmeric Breakfast Porridge


There are some mornings I wake up and think, is there more to breakfast than granola, yogurt, toast, eggs, and avos? YES, of course, there is! Anything quick and simple for breakfast is a top priority. I don’t want to have to do too much because my brain is just waking up and I’d rather not lose a finger to start my day. Of course, eggs, toast, and fruit are always easy or maybe yogurt and granola, but doesn't it get boring?

There’s a observable division in cultures in the breakfast porridge game. In Asia, when we think of porridge we think of savory porridges, which can be enjoyed any time of the day; although depending on where in Asia, porridge sometimes is more thought of as a breakfast food (e.g. like in Indonesia where ‘bubur ayam’, or in other words, chicken porridge is typically a breakfast dish). In Western cultures, porridge is thought of as a sweet breakfast food, but unlike in Asian cultures where porridge is screaming with taste and flavors, like an always welcomed warm fuzzy hug, the Western version of porridge tends to be associated with blandness or food served in old folks homes. Let’s change that perception! It’s time to say hello to my delicious breakfast porridge to fuel your dayl. Here’s my answer to spicing up breakfast.

What you need:

  • pot

  • wooden spatula

What goes in:

  • powdered cinnamon

  • powdered ginger

  • powdered turmeric

  • manuka honey

  • chia seeds (optional)

  • coconut cream

  • regular milk (or another substitute milk)

  • pink salt

  • quinoa

  • rolled oats

What to do:

  1. Add about two cups of fresh milk and one cup of coconut cream into the pot and heat the milk on a medium to high heat on the stove.

  2. Once the milk has come to a boil add about a teaspoon of turmeric, one teaspoon of ginger, and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Add a tablespoon of manuka honey and stir in the mixture.

  3. Then add a pinch of salt. Add in about two cups of quinoa and one and a half cups of rolled oats.

  4. Keep stirring until some of the fresh milk has evaporated and the porridge becomes a thicker mixture. Note: I usually taste and add a little more honey or spices to perfect the taste.

  5. Once cooked, move into a bowl or plate and top it off with a dash of fresh milk. Sprinkle some chia seeds on top. Let it cool for a few minutes before munching and it’s finally ready to enjoy!