Autumn Power Porridge Recipe
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Autumn Power Porridge Recipe

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This rib-sticking porridge is made with oats and protein-rich quinoa. Added pumpkin, maple syrup, walnuts and dried cranberries make it a kid-friendly breakfast.—Jennifer Wickes, Pine Beach, New Jersey
Featured In: 20 Quinoa Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without milk): 361 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, oats, quinoa and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin, pie spice and agave nectar. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed and grains are tender. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Serve with milk if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
Originally published as Autumn Power Porridge in Country Woman August/September 2012, p46

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"This was pretty good. Very good on a cold winter morning."

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 149692
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"My vegan friend loved it and asked for the recipe. I thought it was just ok."

SJTucker User ID: 1188997 212319
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"My husband, who hates oatmeal, LOVED this recipe."

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