This hearty porridge combines oats and quinoa for a healthy breakfast boost of fiber and protein. Diets that include fiber-rich whole grains lower risk of colorectal cancer and may promote healthy blood cholesterol levels. Autumn staples like apples, maple syrup and cinnamon infuse the porridge with natural sweetness and your kitchen with the aroma of the season. A sprinkling of flaxseed adds an extra boost of nutrition.
In medium saucepan, combine quinoa with 1¾ cups water, and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 15 minutes. Off heat, let quinoa stand for 5 minutes. Set 1/2 cup of quinoa aside. Transfer the rest to a container and refrigerate for up to 3 days for another use.
In medium saucepan, combine almond milk, cider and 1/2 cup water, and bring to a boil. Immediately stir in oats, and add cooked quinoa, grated apple and cinnamon. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring several times during the first 10 minutes, then frequently during the final 5 minutes to minimize sticking.
Divide porridge among 3 bowls. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over each serving. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flaxseed over each serving, if using. Serve immediately.