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.)Print
Vanilla Quinoa Pudding
Probiotic quinoa pudding is similar to tapioca or rice pudding. This is a base recipe that can be flavoured with chocolate, butterscotch and more! See the bottom of the post for some delicious options.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup (optional)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/4 tbsp melted butter or margarine
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- For a probiotic pudding, skip adding the milk and start with fermented quinoa. Otherwise, mix the milk into the cooked quinoa and allow to soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Puree the bananas until smooth.
- Mix the honey (optional) salt and melted butter into the banana. Then add to the soaking quinoa.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes so the quinoa can soak in the liquid. Serve chilled or warm.
- I recommend using fermented quinoa for a probiotic option, or use soaked and cooked quinoa as another healthy alternative.
- 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.
Keywords: vegan, probiotic, sugar free, healthy, chocolate, coconut, butterscotch, raisin spice
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.