Quinoa & Chia Porridge

Time: 2 hours slow cooker or 25 mins stovetop       Serves: 4         Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 cups almond milk (or preferred milk)
  • 2 apples, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 2 tblsp dates, finely chopped
  • 2 tblsp dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 2 tblsp chia seeds
  • honey, to serve
  • raspberries and slivered almonds, to serve


  1. If using a slow cooker, put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours.
  2. If using the stovetop, place milk, apples, dried fruit, vanilla bean and seeds into a saucepan over low heat.  Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the quinoa flakes and chia seeds and cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
  4. Remove the vanilla bean and serve with a drizzle of honey, raspberries and almonds.