Recipe: Hot Quinoa Drink

Hot quinoa drink recipe breakfast

Hot quinoa drink recipe breakfast We first tried this unusual Peruvian drink when we ate at Andina in Shoreditch in London in early 2014. It’s a great hot & filling breakfast for winter mornings, and as well as being delicious it’s easy to make…

Recipe: Hot Quinoa Drink

Glasgow Foodie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South American
Servings 2 bowls


  • 4 oz quinoa
  • 450 ml milk
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Place quinoa and 450ml water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  • Drain and return quinoa to saucepan
  • Add milk, apples, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender, add vanilla and puree until smooth.

Hot quinoa drink recipe breakfast




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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