Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vanilla Quinoa Pudding

My love for quinoa was taken to a whole different level this weekend with this sweet treat. Using nutty quinoa gives this take on rice pudding a different sweet twist. Substituting quinoa for rice adds extra nutrition like 3 extra grams of protein and more immune boosting iron. Serve it hot and enjoy this comforting dish.

1 Cup Quinoa
2.5 Cups Vanilla Almond Milk 
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1/4 Cup Sugar or Stevia
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
1 TSP Cinnamon

Rinse your quinoa well for at least 1 minute under cold water.
*Make sure to rinse your quinoa well as it will have a more dirty earthy flavor if you dont.

In a large skillet or saucepan (I used a large skillet) mix together with a whisk the almond milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Do not let it boil. 
Add quinoa.
Turn down the heat to low and let simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Stir frequently because a film will form on top.
The longer you simmer the thicker the pudding will be. 
Serve hot and enjoy! xx


  1. Yum! I was actually thinking about the idea of quinoa pudding the other day when I was enjoying a bowl of rice pudding :) Will definitely be trying this - did you use unsweetened or sweetened vanilla almond milk?

  2. It turned out so delicious! I definitely want to play around with it and come up with different versions. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for this one. XO

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