THE DAIRY KITCHEN Quinoa Porridge with Maple Caramelised Pears


Serves 4
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 10 MINS
Cooking 20 MINS
Quinoa has been very popular over recent years and for good reason, it is delicious and easy to cook. Find it in the health food section of your supermarket and try this fabulous porridge.


1 cup mixed coloured quinoa, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 firm green pears, each cut into 8 wedges
2 tablespoons brown sugar, extra
2 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons orange or apple juice
1/3 cup roasted pecan nuts, roughly chopped


  1. Combine quinoa, coconut, milk, sugar and vanilla and bring to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until cooked, stirring frequently.
  2. In the meantime, place pears, sugar, maple syrup and juice in a large non-stick frypan and cook over medium-high heat stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until caramelised.
  3. Serve porridge in bowls topped with caramelised pears, pan juices and pecans.

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