It’s easy to take fermented quinoa and turn it into a delicious pudding. Probiotic quinoa pudding is similar to a tapioca or rice pudding with that distinctly nutty quinoa flavour.
Red quinoa will hold it’s shape for a more rice-like texture. If you want a creamy pudding, use golden quinoa because it doesn’t hold its shape after fermentation. The recipe below is for a basic vanilla pudding. However, it’s just a base for any type of pudding you want! (See the bottom of the post for some suggestions.)
- 1 batch of Post Fermented Quinoa (2 cups cooked quinoa)
- 1 cup of milk (or non-dairy substitute)
- ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup
- 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. Don't bring to a boil as you'll scald the milk and kill the probiotics.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Serve chilled or warm.
-The recipe calls for fermented quinoa. However, it can also be made with soaked and cooked quinoa.
-For a smooth and creamy pudding, use an immersion blender and blend 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, feel free to flavour it any way you want!
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 stirring into the pudding. Replace the honey with dark brown sugar.
- Coconut: Replace the milk with coconut milk.
- Chocolate Almond: Add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and replace the milk with almond 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.