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Quinoa porridge with blackberries recipe

Quinoa porridge with blackberries recipe

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Start the day with a bowl of fluffy quinoa, sweet blackberries and a sprinkling of pistachios. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 320 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 100g blackcurrant jam
  • 50g (2oz) redcurrant jelly
  • small handful fresh blackberries
  • 1 tbsp pistachios, finely chopped

For the quinoa porridge

  • 125g (4oz) quinoa
  • 400ml milk
  • 125ml (4fl oz) water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    40g 44%
  • Salt

    0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55.9g Protein 8.9g Fibre 1g


  1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until toasted, stirring frequently. Add the milk, water, brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt and bring to the boil, stirring well. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes until thick and the grains are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the jam and the redcurrant jelly in a small saucepan, stir well to combine, then fold in the blackberries.
  3. Spoon the quinoa porridge into serving bowls when ready and top with generous tablespoons of the jam mixture. Sprinkle the finely chopped pistachios on top and serve.

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