A nutrient-dense breakfast is a great way to start your day. While traditional oat-based porridge is very good for you, quinoa porridge makes a nice alternative. Quinoa is higher in protein than oats and it can be more suitable for people who are sensitive to gluten as oats can sometimes be cross-contaminated with gluten during processing.


Our recipe for Bilberry Quinoa Porridge is made in a very similar way to traditional porridge. Adding a few healthy ingredients during cooking such as coconut milk, bilberry powder, cinnamon, vanilla and honey brings a nice harmony of flavours to this warm breakfast porridge.Bilberry-Quinoa-porridge-recipe




Bilberry Quinoa Porridge

(makes 3 cups)



1 cup white quinoa (uncooked)

1 cup coconut milk + ½ cup coconut milk

½ cup water

Pinch of salt

2 sachets of Berryfect bilberry powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup (adjust according to taste)





  1. Measure out 1 cup of quinoa, rinse it well and drain it.
  2. In a saucepan, add the quinoa, 1 cup of coconut milk and ½ cup of water. Stir.
  3. Add a pinch of salt, ½ tsp cinnamon powder, ½ tsp vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp honey/maple syrup (sweeten according to taste – you can always add more at the end if necessary).
  4. Place the saucepan on medium heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring once in a while to stop it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the bilberry powder and stir.
  6. Stir in ½ a cup of coconut milk if desired.
  7. Top with fruit, nuts and seeds (optional).
  8. Serve immediately.





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By Erum Gulmann for Bilberry.ae