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Posted on / Dana Bosselmann, MA, RDN, IFNCP

Healthy Kitchen Recipes: Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge with Maple Syrup, Pistachios, and Coconut

As the weather gets colder, we often crave warm, filling breakfasts to start our day. Our December recipe is the perfect sweet and comforting meal to wake up to!

This dish will nourish your body with delicious ingredients like pumpkin and coconut. Our recipe makes 2-4 portions so the whole family can enjoy this flavorful treat.

To learn more about how to prepare our monthly Healthy Kitchen, Healthy You dishes, tips for home cooking, and ingredient benefits, join us live in Brilliant Health for our Cooking Show on the first Thursday of each month.

Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge With Maple Syrup, Pistachios, And Coconut

Makes roughly 2-4 servings

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  • Water 1 cup
  • Oatmilk, divided 1 1⁄2 cups, plus more as needed
  • Quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 cup
  • Pumpkin purée 1⁄2 cup
  • Cinnamon, ground 1 tsp.
  • Ginger, ground 1 tsp.
  • Cloves, ground 1⁄8 tsp.
  • Salt 1⁄8 tsp.
  • Flaxseeds, ground 2 Tbsp.
  • Maple syrup, 2–3 Tbsp. more as desired
  • Pistachios, chopped 1⁄4 cup
  • Coconut, chopped, toasted (optional) 2 Tbsp.


  1. In a pot, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of oat milk. Bring to a boil.

    2. Add the quinoa, pumpkin purée, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.

    3. Once the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat, and stir in the ground flaxseeds.

    4. Place some of the porridge in a bowl, drizzle maple syrup to taste, and top with nuts and coconut.


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