Bowl of creamy oats with banana, topped with peanut butter. A spoon rests in the bowl and there are a few chia seeds scattered around.

5-Minute Whole Grain Porridge

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Enjoy a quick and delicious, whole grain breakfast with your choice of grain, milk and flavourings. 



Base Recipe

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cooked whole grain of choice such as farro, quinoa, brown rice, steel-cut oats or millet
  • 1/41/2 cup dairy-free milk, as needed to reach desired consistency
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice, optional


  • use coconut milk for the milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Cinnamon

Banana Nut

Caramel Tahini

  • 4 small dates, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini


  1. Add the cooked whole grain to a small pot with the milk and your choice of sweetener.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until heated through.
  3. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy with any additional toppings such as nuts, fruit, almond butter or coconut yogurt.


Nutrition facts include 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (other cooked grains have similar nutrition), 1/4 cup dairy-free milk and 2 tsp maple syrup. Adjust for what else you add to it.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

Keywords: whole grain porridge