Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Pudding

Warm and fragrant steam rising from a gently simmering saucepan of quinoa pudding is really almost as enticing an experience on a cool autumn day as savoring its delicate texture and slightly sweet and nutty flavor in the bowl. Resembling small opaque tapioca pearls swimming in cream, quinoa pudding is just as pretty and easy to prepare as tapioca. And with quinoa's almost perfect amino acid profile as well as bountiful calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, B vitamins and vitamin E, it's also versatile and wholesome enough to serve as a delicious and nourishing breakfast porridge.

Quinoa PuddingQuinoa Pudding
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Published on October 28, 2010

Simple, wholesome and nourishing dessert pudding made with quinoa for a light nutty taste — not too sweet, this easy pudding is gluten and guilt free

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

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  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Rinse and scrub the quinoa under cold running water. Place in a bowl, cover with fresh cold water, and leave to soak overnight. Drain and set aside.

  • Combine the milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla and sea salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the quinoa. Simmer gently for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent skimming, until the quinoa is soft and the pudding thickened.

  • Remove from heat, ladle into bowls, and scatter with fresh berries, chopped pistachios, or the toppings of your choice. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings

Other recipes you may enjoy:
Breakfast Quinoa Porridge
Arborio Rice Pudding
Rum Plum Clafouti


Priya Suresh said...

Wat a beautiful and droolworthy pudding to enjoy without any guilt..yumm!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

With cool weather even closer around the corner this would be such a welcome treat Lisa!

Johanna GGG said...

the idea of quinoa pudding does not tempt me but your gorgeous photo does

Alessandra said...

I haven't had quinoa for ages! Thank you for reminding me that it exists!

Have a good day


Susan said...

Love how brightly colorful and delish this looks. With some exceptions, I am not a huge fan of rice pudding, but quinoa's texture is so unusual that I find it hard to resist. : }

eatme_delicious said...

I have a fairly new found love for rice pudding so will have to try this quinoa version. :) Looks delicious!