Quinoa Porridge with Prunes & Cashews

This porridge is good for people eating gluten free and for those looking for something a little different for breakfast.

Quinoa-Porridge-with-Prunes-and-CashewsFirstly, soak a hand ful of prunes overnight. They will plump up nice and juicy ready to add to your porridge in the morning.

For 2 serves, use 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups liquid. You can use water and / or your preferred milk. Use whatever liquids you would with a regular oats porridge.

Bring quinoa and liquid to a boil. If cooking with milk, you will need to stir it as it cooks so it doesn't stick to the bottom. The quinoa will take about 15 minutes to cook, until the germ separates from the seed. Add the prunes part way through the cooking so they warm up. The cooked quinoa germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it.

When the quinoa is cooked, add some toasted chopped cashews and some honey to sweeten it. Or you may prefer to use the low GI agave syrup.

Quinoa is a complete protein, is high in calcium and other minerals and vitamins. It has a light fluffy texture and mildly nutty taste.

Quinoa is gluten free.