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Banana Quinoa Pudding

Healthy quinoa pudding

5 from 1 reviews

Banana quinoa pudding is a deliciously creamy dessert, similar to tapioca or rice pudding. This simple and healthy recipe can be flavored with chocolate, cinnamon spice, and more! See the section above for 6 flavor options.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (2/3 cup dry)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk or cultured dairy (see notes)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Mix the milk into the cooked quinoa and allow it to soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. If you use cultured dairy, the quinoa can be left to soak and ferment overnight for a probiotic treat. Here’s more information on how to ferment cooked quinoa.
  2. Puree the bananas until smooth.
  3. Mix the melted butter, vanilla, and salt into the pureed banana. Then add it to the soaking quinoa along with any additional flavors. At this point, you can either leave the quinoa whole or puree it with a blender or immersion blender until smooth. See the section above for 6 flavor options. 
  4. Taste, and feel free to add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you want it to be sweeter. 
  5. Allow the pudding to rest for at least 30 minutes so the quinoa can soak in the liquid. Serve it either chilled or warm.

Notes

  • To avoid any bitter residue, I recommend soaking quinoa prior to cooking.
  • This recipe works well with yogurt, vegan yogurt, or cultured buttermilk. I have also tried it with milk kefir, and the results were quite sparkly, which wasn’t entirely pleasant in a pudding. So I recommend sticking with non-yeast cultures like buttermilk and yogurt.

Keywords: vegan, probiotic, prebiotic, sugar-free, healthy, chocolate, coconut, butterscotch, raisin spice, banana, simple, easy,