Quinoa pudding is a creamy and delicious dessert, similar to tapioca or rice pudding. It is a simple and healthy treat with a distinctly nutty quinoa flavour.
A healthy treat
I love healthy desserts. They are perfect for guilt-free indulgences. Here’s how to pack a bit more nutrition into your quinoa pudding.
- Quinoa is healthy: It’s full of fibre, protein and vitamins and minerals.
- Prebiotic: Grains that are cooked and cooled are a great source of resistant starch. Quinoa is a particularly helpful prebiotic grain.
- Probiotic: Start with fermented quinoa for a probiotic treat.
- Sugar-free: Bananas are a great way to make a naturally sweet, sugar-free treat. Feel free to skip the added honey or maple syrup.
Quinoa pudding flavours:
There are lots of different ways to flavour this simple quinoa pudding. Here are 6 of our favourite flavours. The additions are scaled for 1 batch of quinoa pudding.
- Vanilla bean: Follow the recipe, replacing the vanilla extract with a vanilla bean pod. Slice the pod in half, then scrape the seeds right into the pudding.
- Chocolate: Add two tbsp of cocoa powder in with the milk.
- Butterscotch: Replace the banana and honey with a 1/2 cup of chopped Medjool dates. Soak the dates in the milk for 30 minutes, then puree before stirring into the pudding.
- Coconut: Replace the milk with coconut milk. Serve with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.
- Chocolate almond: Add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and replace the milk with almond milk.
- Raisin spice: Replace the bananas with 1/2 cup of raisins. Stir in 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of ginger. Top with toasted pistachios or walnuts.
Simple Quinoa Pudding
Quinoa pudding is a creamy dessert, similar to tapioca or rice pudding. This simple recipe can be flavoured with chocolate, butterscotch and more! See the section above for 6 delicious options.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: 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 it to soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Puree the bananas until smooth.
- Mix the melted butter, vanilla and salt into the banana. Then add to the soaking quinoa along with any additional flavours. See the section above for 6 flavour options.
- Taste and add honey or maple syrup to sweeten if necessary.
- Allow the pudding to rest for at least 30 minutes so the quinoa can soak in the liquid. Serve either chilled or warm.
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