Easy Whole Grain Porridge with Golden Milk

By Greta Macaire | September 30, 2022

Bown of Whole Grain Porridge with Golden Milk with Apple on a table

This simple and delicious breakfast is also vegan friendly! It is packed full of fruit, whole grains, and potassium. Whole grains have been associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. This meal is naturally sweetened with dates and can be customizable to your liking.


  • 1 1/3 cups cooked quinoa or farro
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, freshly grated (can substitute with ground ginger)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric root, freshly grated (can substitute with ½ teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • 1 cup apple, grated
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, dry toasted and sliced
  • Plain Greek yogurt for serving (optional)


  1. In a small sauce pot over a medium flame, add the cooked grain, the plant-based milk, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to mix. Add the raisins, dates, the grated ginger root, and the turmeric. Stir again. Bring to a boil, cover, and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 5-8 minutes stirring from time to time. For a thicker porridge, crack the lid.
  2. Stir in the grated apple. Mix in well. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes more. Cover, turn off the heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes while you toast the nuts.
  3. To dry toast the nuts: heat a small heavy frying pan over a medium flame. Add the nuts and cook shaking until they are a light golden color - about 2-3 minutes. As soon as they are pale gold, turn off the flame as there will be enough heat left to finish the toasting.
  4. Serve the porridge in bowls sprinkled with nuts and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt if using.

Yields 2 servings

Recipe adapted from Cook for Your Life  

Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 299; Total Fat 7.1g; Saturated Fat 0.7g; Carbohydrate 54g; Fiber 7g; Protein 8g; Sodium 171mg (nutritional information calculation does not include additional toppings)