Strawberries n’ Cream Quinoa Porridge

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

This is an interesting time of year. We straddle crisp, cold winter days with wisps of spring teasers. With all this weather confusion my tastebuds are sure all over the place. One minute I crave hearty rustic soul warming foods. The next I crave lighter salads and sunnier fare.

I came up with this Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Porridge which is a delicate mix of comfort meets light ‘n healthy breakfast. No matter what season your tastebuds or reality is living in, you will leave the table smiling.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

This breakfast recipe takes advantage of a few things you might all ready happen on in your fridge. Fresh or frozen strawberries will work out great.

No strawberries? Not a problem. Use another berry or your favorite fruit.

You guys are creative like that. I have no worries you will make somethin’ work here.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

Not only can you be versatile with your fruit choice, but you can go vegan or dairy with the whipped cream.

I have many recipes for homemade whipped cream on Both traditional and vegan coconut versions. Take your pick ~ both are equally satisfying.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

Be sure to have a few extra dollops of whipped cream at the ready too. You might want to add a little more to your porridge.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

Live it up I say.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

Quinoa is always a welcomed addition to our sweet and savory meals. This gluten free seed (not grain) is quick cooking and oh so versatile.

It’s mild flavor lends itself to all kinds of recipes.

Strawberries 'n Cream Quinoa Porridge | Breakfast Recipe |

Do you have a quinoa breakfast recipe? What ingredients do you add to yours?


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~ Marla Meridith

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56 thoughts on “Strawberries n’ Cream Quinoa Porridge

  1. Yes, we’re having another one of those crisp, cold winter days. Spring is a tease this time of year! This looks like the perfect fresh breakfast to help brave the cold – and usher in spring.

  2. Just lovely, Marla! I love your blog AND strawberries and cream. (Found you via Averie, but firs time commenting.) I really need to try your yummy recipe as quinoa is a complete protein and so good for us. My paleo coconut porridge nursed me thru a wicked bout of the flu and a wretched food allergy over the past few weeks. Cheers to a bowlful of warm, comforting and healthy porridge for brekkie! xo

  3. We love quinoa In our house! I’ve only ever cooked it savory, however have been seeing a lot more sweet breakfast recipes using what we would normally call a dinner staple. I’ve got to try this! Thanks for posting. 🙂

  4. I’ve been using quinoa a lot in place of oatmeal lately. This looks fabulous and like a healthy breakfast treat. Except for all of the necessary cream.

  5. Looks so beautiful, simple and delicious! My mouth is watering.

    I am so bummed about your knee. I hope it isn’t slowing you down too much.

    xxoo, andrea

  6. I can see myself setting a bowl of this gorgeous strawberries and cream quinoa porridge in front of my weekend guests. They’ll think I’m really clever. 🙂

  7. No fooling, strawberry and cream oatmeal was my favorite thing as a kid. My mom would buy the boxes of Quaker Oatmeal at Costco and those were the first to go – I love this grown up version Marla, just gorge.

  8. I’m not yet in love with the flavor of quinoa but with a recipe like this it could seriously grown on me =)! I can’t wait to try it, thanks Marla!

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  10. We are a dairy free house but also can not have coconut. Any ideas for us? I have yet to find something that can work for whipped cream. Any tips would be great!!!

  11. I just made this recipe for my Dad’s birthday and my parents both loved it! Unfortunately I forgot to refrigerate my cans of coconut milk overnight – I popped the cans in the freezer while I was making the quinoa and cutting up the strawberries which helped a little. But regardless it tasted great stirred in to the porridge. This was fun and pretty easy to make too – which is nice because I’m not really a morning person. xoxo

    1. Hi Shannon! Thanks for sharing this with me. I’m so glad you all enjoyed this for breakfast…& sounds like your dad had a wonderful b’day!