Winter Morning Porridge

Winter Morning Porridge

If you measure out everything the night before and have it on the counter, this can be a pretty doable weekday recipe if you find yourself with 25 minutes or so to spare in the morning. And it reheats beautifully, so feel free to double the recipe if you’d like — I always add a little extra almond milk (or liquid) when reheating to loosen it up, and I love to top it with fresh fruit and freshly toasted nuts if possible.


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup rinsed quinoa
1/3 cup buckwheat groats
1 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more to serve
1 1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch cinnamon
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/4 cup chopped raw almonds, to top
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds, to top
Honey, to top


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the grains and toast over medium heat, stirring occasionally until they begin to smell fragrant and nutty, 5-7 minutes.

In a large heavy-bottomed pot, bring the almond milk, water, salt, and cinnamon to a slow boil over medium heat. Add the toasted grains and gently stir to incorporate them into the liquid. Simmer the porridge uncovered, stirring every now and then to avoid sticking, until just tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in the ground flax seeds and orange zest.

To serve, warm a bit of extra almond milk on the stovetop (or in the microwave). Portion out the porridge into serving bowls; top with almonds, pomegranate seeds, a drizzle of honey and hot almond milk.