Pecan Milk Breakfast Porridge

By: Lori Yates, Foxes Love Lemons

Serving Size: 4

Cook Time: 20 mins Prep
15 mins Cooking

Slightly sweet and surprisingly simple, homemade pecan milk is combined with old fashioned oats, quinoa, tart cherries, a splash of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon to create a hearty and well-balanced Pecan Milk Breakfast Porridge.


3 cups Pecan Milk, plus extra for serving

1/2 cup quinoa

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup dried tart cherries (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of kosher salt

Fresh berries, sliced banana and pecan halves for garnish

Pecan Milk:

1 cup pecan halves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)


  1. Make the Pecan Milk: Place pecans in medium bowl; top with 4 cups water. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Drain and rinse pecans; discard soaking water. Place pecans in blender; add 2 1/2 cups very hot tap water. Blend on high speed 2 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy. Add salt and maple syrup, if using; blend 30 seconds to combine. Transfer pecan milk to clean jar; cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Makes about 3 1/2 cups milk.
  2. In medium saucepot, heat 3 cups pecan milk to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in quinoa; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until quinoa is almost tender; stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in oats; cook 3 minutes longer or until oats and quinoa are tender; stirring frequently. If mixture gets too thick, stir in water 2 tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached. Stir in cherries, if using, and vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Divide porridge between 4 bowls. Serve garnished with berries, banana and pecan halves. Drizzle with extra pecan milk.

Nutritional Facts:




18 g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g


240 mg


33 g


6 g


8 g