Slow-Cooker Overnight Quinoa Porridge

This slow-cooker porridge recipe features quinoa. Quinoa is a gluten-free pseudocereal (it's a seed!) that is a nutritional powerhouse and a complete protein. It contains a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including phosphorus, manganese, zinc and iron, many of which Americans don't get enough of.

Slow-Cooker Overnight Quinoa Porridge
Photo: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins


  • 8 cups unsweetened oat milk or other nondairy milk or water (see Tip)

  • 2 cups quinoa

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine oat milk (or other nondairy milk or water), quinoa and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until tender and creamy, about 8 hours.


5- or 6-quart slow cooker


Use any plant-based milk or water in this recipe, but skip dairy; it will curdle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
4g Fat
45g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Vitamin A 6IU 0%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Potassium 334mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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