The is a super healthy breakfast and a great alternative to oats. It’s gluten free, dairy free and infused with warming spices and honey. It’s one of our favourite ways to start a winters day. Summer in your neck of the woods? Then make it into a Quinoa Bircher. Yum!

Did you catch Guy’s cook-off with fellow YouTube chef Byron Talbot? He made a version of this recipe in a timed breakfast challenge. You watch the video here.

We’d love to hear what you think. Tell us in the comments below.


Quinoa Porridge
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy
Servings: 2
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cup  Quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal
  • Poached Pears to serve
  • Method
  1. Place water, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and cloves in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer to infuse.
  2. Add quinoa. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Add coconut milk. Cook stirring, until almost all absorbed.
  4. Add honey and almond meal. Stir through.
  5. Serve with Poached Pears.

Join the discussion 38 Comments

  • Amanda says:

    Heys Guys! Loved LOVED this recipe ! Have recently come off oats and this is an awesome alternative. Just made a batch for the next two days ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers! Peggs

  • Danielle Frost says:

    This looks great! I will have to make this and the bircher quinoa this week. Approx how long does the porridge last in the fridge?

  • Terra says:

    I just stumbled on your guys YouTube page and I am totally going to make this porridge and the Bircher too. Everything looks amazing. Thanks for having great, easy recipes.

    Love from nor cal USA

  • Santiago says:

    Hey Bondi, I made this recipe today and it didn’t came out so creamy, don’t know why. What you use is Coconut cream or its Cocunut Milk? in your video it shows up really creamy and the coconut milk i used is more watery. Let me know, thanks a lot!

  • lizzie says:

    Hello from London! Stumbled upon this recipe after searching for some quinoa recipes, and I’m glad I did. Definitely going to use this, looks amazing! x

  • Cass says:

    If you substitute the honey with stevia and the pears with strawberries and blueberries, it would make this recipe candida free too!! I’m just about to try it. Many thanks.

  • Poppy says:

    Love this recipe and the Bircher, thank you for sharing them with us!

  • VJ says:

    I never thought that I would be able to give up my beloved ‘oat’ porridge breakfast until I made this one. It is simply divine. Thank you so much for sharing.


  • Emma says:

    I have been cooking this for my twin boys, now age 9 months (minus the honey and coconut milk). They have it served with a plum and pear purรฉe and can’t get enough of it. It’s never too early to introduce them to amazingly tasty healthy food! Thanks for the fantastic recipe.

  • Francie says:

    Hey going to try this out tomorrow for the first time, exciting! How many portions does it make and can I put in the fridge and heat up the next day? How long does it keep good for? Thanks heaps ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bondi Harvest Bondi Harvest says:

      Awesome Francie – hope you love it. This recipe serves 2. You can certainly put it in the fridge, it should keep for about 5 days.

      • Francie says:

        Loved loved loved it! It actually lasted me 4 days breakfast and I added banana and almonds, kept my tummy full till lunch ?

  • Dedra says:

    Do you leave the spices in when storing porridge in fridge?

  • Dedra says:

    Do we leave the spices in when we store in teh fridge? Why did mine not turn out creamy?
    Thank you.

    • Mark Alston Mark Alston says:

      Hey Debra, so awesome that you made the Quinoa Porridge! You can leave the spices in – its up to you. If your porridge didn’t turn out creamy you might need to add some more coconut cream to the mix.

  • Ben says:

    Great use of quinoa. Cooked this and consumed this morning. I thought I was pretty healthy at breakfast. This takes daily nutrition to a new level. Thx.

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  • Leonie says:

    I am trying to give up potatoes, pasta and rice. This is the perfect substitute
    I can’t wait to try your recipes. So far I have cooked it and frozen it in snack bags to put in a tossed salad or replace rice.
    I can see so many other tasty healthy ways to use it. Thank you so much

  • Peter says:

    Hi just made recipe, not as creamy as yours, can you please make clear if it’s coconut milk or coconut cream that you use, as its not 100% clear
    All Mixture has gone very thick no it has cooled, when u reheat it should you add something to make it slightly more watery?

    Thanks for taking time to read this msg ?

  • Donna Richters says:

    I came across your amazing site googling Quinoa Porridge and how could i not watch your clip with such a gorgeous view of the beach. Love Love loved it!
    Thank you for the lovely recipes. Have an awesome day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Quite helpful, looking forward to coming back

  • Jodi says:

    I was in a panic because I seemed to need to add way more moisture and cook for double the time, but omg! This is absolutely delicious! My new favourite brekky โค๏ธ

  • Jane says:

    I don’t know if I’m stupid but 250mls of water for 250grams of quinoa doesn’t give much water for the quinoa to absorb and soften. The water absorbed into it immediately. I could cook it for 12-15 mins before adding the coconut milk or it would have burnt. Should there be less quinoa?

  • Mel says:

    This is scary good….it says healthy but one has to wonder since coconut milk is about 500 calories per cup, plus the honey. Either way….I loved it!!!! I am seriously addicted and will need to be careful to make this sparingly.

  • Mel says:

    Taste awesome also with unsweetened raisins for those who don’t have time to poach pears.

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