Chai Spiced Quinoa Porridge
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Porridge
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • Chai Spice Mix
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • 3 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated or thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • To finish
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 fresh figs, quartered
  • 4 teaspoons flaked almonds
  • maple syrup to taste
Method
  1. Using a coffee grinder or similar, grind the star anise, cardamon pods & cloves to powder.
  2. Using a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the spice mix, grated ginger, almond milk, water & vanilla extract & mix until well combined.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil, then remove from heat & strain milk mix through a fine sieve into a mug or heat proof jug to remove spice residue.
  4. Return the strained milk mix to the saucepan & over medium heat, add the quinoa flakes.
  5. Allow to simmer, stirring constantly until the flakes soak up the liquid & resemble a thick porridge (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  6. Transfer the porridge to serving bowls.
  7. Top each serve with ½ cup coconut milk. 1 fresh fig, 2 teaspoons almond flakes & a good swig of maple syrup.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Fresh Home Cook at http://freshhomecook.com/blog/2015/03/26/chai-spiced-quinoa-porridge/