Quinoa and Oat Porridge with Stewed Plums

bowl of oatmeal with pink stewed plums topped with granola

This healthy, fibre-packed breakfast is exactly what you need in the morning! The addition of stewed plums makes for a delightful sweet and sour experience and adding granola, nuts, or seeds on top gives it the perfect textural contrast!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Ready in20 min
  • Yield2 servings

For the Stewed Plums

  • 4 blue or purple plums
  • 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Small pinch of cinnamon

For the Porridge

  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats (if using quick oats, cook quinoa first, until almost done, then add oats)
  • 1/4 white quinoa
  • 1 cup milk (optional)
  • 1 cup water (2 cups if not using milk)
  • 1 pinch of salt


For the Stewed Plums


Cut the plums into quarters and discard the pits.


In a small pot, add plums, sugar, water, and cinnamon. 

Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly for about 10-15 minutes, or until the plums are chunky and the sauce is thickened. 

For the Porridge


Meanwhile, add all of the porridge ingredients into a saucepan and cook over med-low heat for about 20 minutes until oats and quinoa are tender. Add more water if it becomes too thick or dry. 


Spoon the porridge into bowls and gently stir in the stewed plums. Top with granola or toasted nuts or seeds. 


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