Quinoa, Chia & Blueberry Porridge

  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 25m

Quinoa, Chia & Blueberry Porridge

The Thermomix version of our Quinoa, Chia & Blueberry porridge is featured in the Thermomix section of our Winter Warmers magazine. It’s on sale now in all good newsagents – search for your local stockist here.

A heart and belly warming breakfast to start the day. It’s perfect for the weekends or slower starts to the morning, or simply prepare most of the recipe the night before and reheat the next day for a delicious and nutritious breakfast in minutes. Another favourite to add to our homemade cereal collection.

Nutrition Note: A gluten free porridge that is high in protein, nutrient rich and provides long lasting energy for the busy school or work day ahead.

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  • 300ml milk
  • 3/4 cup white quinoa seeds, rinsed well
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp pure maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw frozen berries before using)
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • natural or greek yoghurt to serve


Step 1

Place the milk in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Add the quinoa and chia seeds and return to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 12 minutes. -

Step 2

Add the maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and cook for a further 8-10 minutes or until almost all the milk has been absorbed. -

Step 3

Add the blueberries and cook for a further minute. -

Step 4

Transfer to bowls, top with extra milk and a little maple syrup if required and serve with the chopped banana and natural or greek yoghurt. -

Step 5

Time saving tip: prepare the porridge up to step 4 the night before, transfer to bowls and store in the fridge. In the morning, add a little extra milk and reheat in the microwave for a speedy breakfast. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Kelly on June 7, 2014

    Looks yum, could you use Quinoa flakes instead of seeds?

  2. posted by Katherine on June 22, 2014

    Hi, could I substitute the milk with rice milk?

    • posted by Jess on June 22, 2014

      Hi Katherine, yes rice milk would work. Enjoy, Jx

  3. posted by gabrielle on July 18, 2014

    I made this porridge this morning for breakfast and absolutely loved it! what a fantastic recipe! thank you.

    • posted by Jess on July 18, 2014

      Our pleasure Gabrielle 🙂 Jx

  4. posted by Amy on September 17, 2014

    Is this suitable for a 9 month old?

  5. posted by Katie on September 29, 2014

    Hi there. I’m also wondering the same, if this is suitable for a 9 month old? Just unsure about chia seeds and maple syrup? Many thanks

  6. posted by Luv on October 3, 2014

    This sounds great, will it be okay for 10month old? Healthy breakfast for the whole family is my goal this week.


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