Pumpkin pie porridge (gluten free)
Pumpkin pie porridge – gluten free, dairy free and clean.
Hands up who’s sick of porridge.
I don’t blame you. The word porridge makes me think of that bland, pasty Clag glue we used as kids for art and craft.
However, I hope to make you fall for porridge once again (or start loving it) with my pumpkin pie porridge. Soft, gluten free quinoa porridge is combined with almond milk, honey and cinnamon. A creamy hit of sweet pumpkin pie puree, lashings of honey, fresh banana slices and toasted pecan nuts tops it off to give you a satisfying breakfast.
You may have noticed I have a slight obsession with pumpkin. If you didn’t, then take a look at my other delicious pumpkin recipes such as:
Ok – back to my pumpkin pie porridge. The porridge itself takes minutes to cook due to the use of the rolled quinoa flakes. The hardest part is throwing pumpkin pieces in the oven and roasting until it’s able to be mashed. I like to make a big batch of mash on the weekend and then I can make whatever pumpkin dish I like in next to no time. You can make the pumpkin puree ahead of time and keep chilled. When it comes time to making the porridge, you can simply heat the pumpkin puree through and dollop it over the top.
Please try and roast/bake the pumpkin rather than steaming or boiling it. Roasting it brings out a beautiful deeper flavour and the pumpkin’s natural sweetness. My recipes are all about flavour and texture so if you do cut corners and boil or steam, your puree will be more watery and less flavoursome. Also, keep the skin on when you bake as this will make the flesh soft.
As you’re working with nutrient dense ingredients, you’ll find this is quite hearty so you don’t need a large serving. However, if you’re extra hungry, then add extra fresh fruit and nuts on top of your porridge.
I hope you enjoy it.
Love, Tash x
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Why this is so good for you
Coconut oil speeds up metabolism, reduces the risk of heart disease, reduces the risk of diabetes, improves digestion, increases immune strength, is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, prevents osteoporosis, prevents stroke and helps prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Quinoa helps prevent heart disease, relieves constipation, helps increase brain function, aids in tissue growth and repair, helps to alleviate migraines, helps reduce type 2 diabetes, lowers inflammation and increases stamina.
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Pumpkin promotes good vision, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, reduces the risk of heart disease, helps protect against asthma, helps delay aging, reduces the risk of prostate cancer, helps promote fertility and strengthens the immune system.
Honey helps reduce the risk of heart disease, reduces ulcers, reduces throat irritation, strengthens the immune system, enhances performance and topically can help treat infections.
Cinnamon is anti-clotting, helps treat candida, helps reduce blood sugar levels, protects against heart disease, reduces risk of colon cancer, provides cold and flu relief, helps fight against bacterial and fungal infections and helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
Nutmeg helps relieve pain, soothes indigestion, detoxifies the body, helps reduce insomnia, strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, improves digestive health and helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ginger inhibits inflammation, helps relieve pain, relieves nausea, boosts immunity, reduces risk of heart attack, helps prevent and treat fatty liver disease and helps relieve gastrointestinal irritation.
Vanilla aids digestion, regulates blood sugar, reduces nervous tension, helps prevent PMS and keeps the heart strong.
Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
* Roast pumpkin rather than boiling or steaming as roasting will bring out a deeper flavour and pumpkin's natural sweetness.
- 1 cup plain mashed pumpkin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of allspice
- Pinch of fine pink Himalayan salt
- 1 cup rolled quinoa flakes
- 2 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 teaspoons honey (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Honey, toasted pecan nuts (or nuts of choice) and banana slices (or fruit of choice)
- Place all pumpkin pie puree ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust sweetness if need be. Chill until ready to use. When ready to serve, heat through.
- Place all porridge ingredients in a saucepan and cook until thickened.
- Serve with the pumpkin puree, toasted nuts and banana slices.