Quinoa and Pumpkin Porridge

December 21, 2023

Written by Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Medically reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

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Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time:  30 minutes


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice blend (or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans (for topping)
  • Fresh berries or dried fruits (like cranberries or raisins, for topping)


  1. Prepare the Quinoa Mixture: In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and almond milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add Pumpkin Puree: Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer. Stir in the pumpkin puree.
  3. Simmer: Continue simmering for about 20 minutes, or until the quinoa becomes soft and has absorbed most of the liquid. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Flavor the Porridge: Add the vanilla extract, pumpkin spice blend, maple syrup (or honey), and a pinch of salt. Stir well until everything is combined.
  5. Final Touches: Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, until the porridge reaches your desired consistency. If it's too thick, you can add a little more almond milk.
  6. Serve: Pour the porridge into bowls and top with chopped nuts, berries, or dried fruits. Enjoy while warm.

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Nutrition Facts (per Serving)
  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 80mg

Please note: These nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used. For a more accurate nutritional breakdown, it's recommended to use a specific nutritional calculator or software.

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Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Written by Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

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Suzanna Thoe, RD

Medically Reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

Suzanna is a Board Certified and Licensed Registered Dietitian. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and completed her clinical internship and Masters of Business Administration at Dominican University. Suzanna has been a RD for almost 4 years and helps her clients understand the ‘why’ behind science-backed action items to move them towards their goals.