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This rich and creamy quinoa flakes porridge with matcha is a great oatmeal alternative that will keep you full and satisfied.
What are quinoa flakes?
Quinoa flakes are to quinoa what rolled oats are to whole oat groats. Quinoa ﬂakes are created by steamrolling the whole grain kernel. As a result quinoa flakes cook much faster than regular quinoa making it perfect for an instant quinoa flakes porridge.
What can quinoa flakes be used for?
- Quinoa flakes porridge of course!
- In place of rolled oats as a gluten free binder in meatloaf, meatballs and falafel
Are quinoa flakes and quinoa the same?
Quinoa flakes are quinoa that has been rolled into a very thin flake.
How to make quinoa flakes porridge with matcha
Then you add the quinoa flakes. ( I rinsed mine first but there really is no need)
Let that cook for about 2 minutes and presto! Your delicious comforting porridge reminiscent of cream of wheat is ready for you to enjoy. Of course you’ll want to add some yummy toppings like fruit, chia seed jam, nuts and seeds.
Quinoa flakes nutrition
Quinoa flakes are
- naturally gluten-free
- one of the few plant based sources of complete protein
- chock full of prebiotic fiber
Where can I buy quinoa flakes
I have found quinoa flakes at my local health food store but you can also buy them online.
Overnight Quinoa Flakes
You can make this quinoa flakes porridge overnight the same way you would do overnight oats by mixing all the ingredients in a mason jar the night before and popping it into the fridge. The next morning you may need to add a bit more milk or water if it’s too thick. Eat it cold or warm it up.
Should you rinse or soak quinoa flakes?
It is my understanding that commercially produced quinoa flakes like Ancient Harvest go through a process of washing to get rid of the bitter tasting saponin before they are steam rolled. For this reason there is no need to soak, wash or rinse quinoa flakes before use.
Because I am such a creature of habit, I did rinse mine in a cloth strainer before cooking. If you try quinoa flakes and they taste bitter it probably means that particular brand does not undergo this process.
Quinoa flakes porridge (gluten free, vegan)
- In a small saucepan over medium heat add 1 cup of plant based milk and matcha
- Whisk until smooth
- Add quinoa flakes to matcha milk and cook for about 2 minutes
- Turn off the heat and allow the porridge to thicken
- Spoon into a bowl
- Top and enjoy!