It’s easy to take fermented quinoa and turn it into a delicious pudding. Quinoa is similar to a tapioca or rice pudding with that distinctly nutty quinoa flavour.
I made my pudding with red quinoa, but if you want a creamier texture, I would recommend using the golden quinoa because it doesn’t hold it’s shape with cooking. The recipe below is for a basic vanilla pudding, but you could easily use any number of other flavours. (See the bottom of the post for some suggestions.)
- 1 batch of Post Fermented Quinoa (2 cups cooked quinoa)
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup of honey (or other liquid sweetener)
- 1 ripe banana
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp butter or margarine
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- Puree the banana to a smooth consistency.
- Mix the milk, honey, banana, salt and butter with the cooked quinoa in a pot.
- Slowly warm up on the stove, and stir until thickened.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Serve chilled or warm.
-for a smooth and creamy pudding, use an immersion blender after cooking, and pulse until the pudding is thick and smooth.
-I actually used a split vanilla pod for my pudding. (You can see the black flecks in the picture below.) I put the pod in with the milk to fully infuse the pudding.
-This is a good basic recipe, however, some other flavour options are mentioned below.
Quinoa pudding flavours:
Chocolate: Add two tbsp of cocoa powder in with the milk.
Butterscotch: Replace the banana with 1/2 a cup of chopped dates. Soak the dates in water, drain then puree before stiring into the pudding. Replace the honey with dark brown sugar.
Coconut: Replace the milk with coconut milk.
Raisin spice: Add 1/3 cup of raisins, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ginger in with the milk. Top with chopped pistachios or walnuts.