Swap your Morning Oatmeal with this 5 Grain Porridge

December 28, 2018

5 Grain Porridge

Switch up your morning routine with this porridge made of 5 different heart-healthy, filling grains.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword amaranth, brown rice, millet, quinoa, wheat bran
Author Déja Todman


  • porridge
  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup amaranth
  • ¼ cup millet
  • ¼ cup wheat bran
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • assembly
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 large sweet-tart apple such as Pink Lady, cut into ¼” pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey plus more
  • Flaky sea salt such as Maldon and bee pollen (for serving)



  1. Bring brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, wheat bran, salt, and 6 cups water to a boil in a medium pot. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cereal is the consistency of porridge (softer and thicker than the usual bowl of oatmeal) and water is absorbed, 40–50 minutes.


  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Cook coconut flakes, stirring often, until toasted, 2 minutes; transfer to a plate.
  2. Add apple, cinnamon, and 2 Tbsp. honey to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are browned in spots and tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Serve with your desired toppings. 

  4. Enjoy! 😀


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