Carob Quinoa Porridge

pennybenjaminBreakfasts, Main Meals, Nourish, Sweets2 Comments

carob quinoa porridge

Since I’ve been following a low FODMAP/SIBO protocol, I’ve been experimenting so many different recipes. When it comes to breakfast, you can see my savoury and sweet pancake variations and my Carrot Cake Quinoa Porridge. But today I’ve got a variation on another winter warmer for you! Carob Quinoa Porridge!

Quinoa is a pseudograin that provides complex carbohydrates and protein. Hemp protein provides the bulk of the protein to this meal (but feel free to use another source, like an egg or another protein powder), and I’ve even managed to hide some veggies in here too!  The coconut butter and toppings (tahini, 100% dark chocolate, coconut flakes) balance out the dish with healthy fats!

This perfectly balanced porridge will keep you satisfied until lunch (and even beyond in some cases)!

Recipe Type: GF, DF, RSF, V, Paleo

Serves 1
Time 10 mins


  • 1 C grated zucchini
  • Your choice of:
  • 1 t carob powder (add more if not sensitive to fructans in the FODMAPs)
  • 3/4 C Macadamia Mylk (or milk of choice)
  • 1-2 t coconut butter
  • pinch sea salt

Topping suggestions

  • a drizzle of tahini
  • shredded coconut
  • a dollop of coconut cream or coconut yoghurt
  • fresh berries


  1. Place all porridge ingredients (not the topping ingredients) into a small pot over a low-medium heat and stir as it heats up. Allow to simmer, stirring every minute, for 5 mins before serving.
  2. Top with topping suggestions above or alternative toppings as desired by your lovely self!

2 Comments on “Carob Quinoa Porridge”

    1. Hi there Heidi. According the Monash Unvervsity FODMAP application, Carob is high in Fructans, but teaspoon is appropriate with regards to thresholds. If your FODMAP sensitivity is Fructans (as opposed to Fuctose, Lactose, Mannitol, Sorbitol or GOS) then it would probably be a good idea to avoid.
      Does this help?

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