Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

A super-tasty bowl of energy and goodness that’s amazing on a chilly morning. Oats are a great energy source, full of fibre and minerals. With the addition of quinoa, this porridge packs in more protein for fuelling up. The best bit, though, is the juicy, fruity extras which are fabulous vitamin-packed flavour wonders with antibacterial goodness to beat bugs.

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1 cup (90g) gluten-free oats

750ml–1 litre almond milk

sea salt, to sprinkle

1 tbsp ground cinnamon, plus

extra to serve

2 pitted dates, finely chopped

¼ cup (40g) raisins

1 apple, cored and chopped

or grated

1 cup quinoa flakes

1 tbsp flaked almonds

maple syrup, to drizzle


Get your little ones to scatter over some frozen berries to cool it down, drizzle some honey on top to taste 10 mins. Put the oats in a pan with enough milk to cover and a sprinkle of salt. Heat gently and stir for 2–3 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon, dates, raisins and apple, and cook for 5 minutes. (Add a bit more milk if the mixture gets too dry.) Stir through the quinoa flakes and cook for another couple of minutes, continuing to add milk if needed, until thick and tender. Divide between bowls, sprinkle with the almonds, drizzle over the maple syrup and serve with a pinch of cinnamon.

Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food: Delicious and Nutritious Meals You’ll All Enjoy by Lizzie King

Published as a paperback and eBook (£16.99/£10.99) by Trapeze 
Photography by Charlotte Kibbles