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crock pot quinoa porridge
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Crock Pot Quinoa Porridge

The lazy breakfast that is full of nutrients, my Crock Pot Quinoa Porridge is creamy, warming and delicious. You can make it on a stove top, just less lazy that way. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 hrs 20 mins
Total Time9 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, porridge, quinoa, slow cooker
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Tina


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed very well
  • 2 cups plant based milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 medium apple, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds or walnuts, topping
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • more maple syrup to taste


  • Rinse quinoa very well, it can taste bitter when not rinsed enough. 
  • Add to the slow cooker together with the plant based milk, cinnamon, vanilla, apple and maple syrup. Stir, 
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve warm or cold with toppings. 


Slow cookers can differ in warmth, if you find that yours tends to be on the warmer side you may want to add a little more fluids like a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk extra. If you are using it for the first time, try it during the day and see if you need to add extra or not.