Quinoa Breakfast Porridge in a Jar

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge in a Jar

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

I made this Quinoa Breakfast Porridge in a jar last night for my husband to take to work for his breakfast.

He called me during the morning to say he loved it and so did some of his co-workers whom he shared it with, what a nice guy.

This recipe is so easy to make and a fast, healthy option for your breakfast, especially when you are on the run in the morning.

Quinoa is a plant protein that is awesome to add to your menu planning. It’s so versatile and you can add it to soups, casseroles, or make it into salads or porridge.

Adding nut milk, nut butter and raspberries makes this morning quinoa porridge filling and delicious. Let me know how you like this recipe below in the comments section.


  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chiaseed
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • 1 tbsp hempseed
  • pinch cinnamon
  • nut butter
  • fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 small mason jar


  1. Rinse and wash quinoa. Put in a pot with water, cover and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Set aside quinoa to let cool. Add in chiaseed, vanilla, nut milk, hempseed and cinnamon.
  3. Once cool add a layer of raspberries to the bottom of the jar, then a layer of quinoa, then a layer of nut butter, a layer of quinoa and nut butter and top with raspberries.
  4. Put lid on and store in the fridge overnight and enjoy for breakfast.

About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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  1. Hi Shirley,
    Nice recipe thank you!

    Just a question… Isn’t it important to soak seeds/grains like quinoa before using?

  2. Hi Eve, yes if you have time it’s great to soak all seeds/nuts/grains, but for sure rinse quinoa very well to remove the dust and coating that can cause quinoa to taste bitter if not rinsed.

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