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Quinoa Pumpkin Spice Porridge!

Indulge in a warm bowl of wholesome, nutty and cinnamon - Autumn goodness!
This porridge is made using Quinoa - that gives a lovely chewy texture and naturally nutty taste. Another plus is, Quinoa is packed full of protein - which keeps you 'fuller' much longer than carbs do.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 670 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dry quinoa¬†, soaked in water for up to 24 hours
  • 1/2 cup cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • Cover the dry quinoa with water and allow it to sit and soak on the counter for at least one hour. You are welcome to soak the quinoa longer, even overnight or up to 24 hours, but in that case you'll want to store the soaking quinoa in the fridge.
  • Drain the soaked quinoa and rinse well with fresh water. Place the drained quinoa in a 2-quart saucepan over the stove and add 1 3/4 cup water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low, allowing the quinoa to cook for 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir in the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and maple syrup and adjust the flavors to taste, if necessary. Serve warm!

Notes

Notes:
  • For a creamier pudding, replace the water with coconut or almond milk.
  • Feel free to replace the maple syrup with any sweetener of your choice, such as honey, coconut nectar, or stevia. Just taste it as you go!
Keyword autumn porridge, pumpkin porridge, quinoa porridge