Like tapioca pudding, but looking for a healthier, gluten-free and vegan version? Look no further! This healthy and delicious vegan dessert recipe is made from quinoa and soy milk as a base, and sweetened with either maple syrup or brown rice syrup, making this quinoa pudding recipe refined sugar-free as well. Yes, you can make a healthy quinoa pudding - why not? This recipe would be either a sweet breakfast or a healthy dessert.
This quinoa pudding recipe is reminiscent of a traditional tapioca pudding recipe, but with bananas and vanilla for extra flavor, instead of heavy cream and with healthy whole grain quinoa instead of tapioca.
- In a medium saucepan, simmer the quinoa in water over medium heat, covered, stirring frequently, for 15 to 18 minutes, until quinoa is done and water is absorbed.
- Once your quinoa is fully cooked, reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the soy milk, maple syrup or brown rice syrup, cornstarch, and the sliced bananas, combining well.
- Heat, stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes, until bananas are soft and your pudding has thickened. Be sure to stir out any cornstarch lumps which may appear.
- Stir in the vanilla and raisins while still hot and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, to taste.
Makes four servings of quinoa pudding.
Nutritional information, per serving:
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|