This Quinoa Ground Meal Creamy Chai Porridge recipe makes a quick and healthy breakfast alternative with Quinoa. Ground Quinoa is mostly used in baking as a flour but you can easily cook porridge with it. Quinoa flour, which is what is used in this recipe, is really just Quinoa that has been ground to a very fine consistency. The very fine texture makes porridge with a nice creamy texture. You can also use Quinoa meal, which is Quinoa ground to a more coarser texture than the flour. You can buy Quinoa meal or Quinoa flour in most health food shops. You can also make your own if you have a powerful food processor.
This recipe combines the flavors of bananas, coconut milk, Quinoa and some Chai spices to make a healthy bowl of porridge in a few minutes. The easy cooking method also ensures your porridge is lump free. Adjust the Chai Spice flavoring to suit yourself or the ingredients you have. You can also double the ingredients to make more porridge or halve to make 1 serving especially if you just want to try this recipe first. This porridge also cooks quickly, so prepare and have the ingredients handy and ready to go.
Quinoa Ground Meal Creamy Chai Porridge Recipe
Pot with a lid, tablespoon or wooden spoon
1/4( 1 quarter) cup Quinoa flour, 2 and 1/2 cups water, 2 bananas, half a cup coconut milk from the top of the can, 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1/4 (1 quarter ) teaspoon clove powder or about 6 cloves, pinch of nutmeg, 1 or 2 star anise, honey or other sweetener of choice depending on diet.
Dice up 1 banana and leave one for topping your porridge and also have the coconut milk, and spices ready.
Add 2 cups of water to your pot. If your cinnamon, cloves, and star anise are not in ground form add them to the water as well. If you’re using the ground version you can add them towards the end of cooking, just have them handy.
Bring the water to a boil at medium heat.
While the water is coming to a boil mix the quinoa with half a cup of cold water to a smooth consistency. You can add a bit more water in small increaments if it looks too thick.
Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat to half way between medium and low. If the stove is too hot the porridge will bubble up too much and can burn you.
Pour in the Quinoa mix to the boiling water, and stir, mixing with a spoon very well until the porridge starts to look smooth. Pour in the coconut milk, diced banana and the powdered or ground spices if you’re using those. Stir and mix the porridge very well and cover with a lid.
Leave it cook for about a minute or two. If the porridge is too thick you can easily add more coconut milk or water, as long as you mix very well and bring to a simmer before serving.
If you used cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise ensure to remove them before serving.
Serve with sliced bananas, sweetener of choice and a sprinkle of cloves or cinnamon.
Enjoy your healthy Quinoa Ground Meal Creamy Chai Porridge