This is for sure a deluxe quinoa pudding made from my favorite grain that as we now know is really a seed. You can simply cook it on top of the stove in a pot till it is the consistency you like, but baking it makes it extra yummy! The raisins and dried apricots add a very tasty sweetness. I love pecans and that is what for me makes it a deluxe pudding. You can use other nuts if you prefer.
It is a Vegan – Dairy-free/Egg-free, Gluten-free and Sugar-free Deluxe Quinoa Pudding.
There are many health benefits of quinoa. It is gluten-free because it is not a grain, it is a vegetable seed related to Swiss chard, spinach, and beets. Quinoa is pronounced KEEN-wa not kwin-o-a. It is filling like a grain and has much more protein than grains and is considered a smart carb. It is an antiseptic alkaline-forming food that is low in calories and is a great source of riboflavin. Of course this is the main ingredient in this deluxe quinoa pudding.
They may be small but apricots are packed with essential vitamins and health benefits. Apricots are antioxidant-rich and are great for digestion and preventing constipation. They lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration and are great for protection against heart disease. So a good idea to add them to this deluxe quinoa pudding.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
What makes this deluxe quinoa pudding vegan is the use of rice or coconut or almond milk. Millions of people are using packaged Almond Milk because they believe it is a ‘healthy milk alternative.’ I make my own almond milk which is easy to do as well as affordable and way better for the environment.
One of the main ingredients that make this a deluxe quinoa pudding is the pecans. Pecans are gourmet nuts with a delicious buttery taste and not just in a pecan pie. Also, pecans have an abundance of health benefits. They are heart-healthy, help lower cholesterol, and are high in antioxidants making them a great superfood addition to our meals and even our snacks!
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Time to make your own ‘Deluxe Quinoa Pudding’.
Deluxe Quinoa Pudding
- 1 cup quinoa cooked
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups rice milk, almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup sultana raisins
- 2/3 cup dried apricots chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut + 1/4 cup
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped + a few not chopped
- Cook the quinoa; see How to Cook Quinoa below
- Mix the cooked quinoa in a glass baking dish with remaining ingredients except for 1/4 cup coconut.
- Sprinkle the coconut on top
- Bake at 400ºF for 40 – 50 minutes.
- Serve your deluxe quinoa pudding warm and refrigerated the rest till ready to eat.
Learn about the ingredients I used for making this deluxe quinoa pudding and their health benefits: quinoa, salt, almond milk, coconut oil, apricots, pecans.
Enjoy a bowl of this pudding as a dessert or for breakfast.
Learn How to Cook the Best Quinoa
Here is my favorite quinoa which is 100% Whole Grain Premium Quality.
Canadian Quinoa Gluten-free, Quinta Quinoa
White Quinoa Vegan Foods; 100% Grown as Canadian Quinoa that supports a healthy vegan and gluten-free diet; high in fibre, high in zinc and a source of calcium; Kosher. Quinta’s advantage is a proprietary Canadian quinoa seeds have been developed through natural breeding in Ontario, Canada since 2012.
Now that you have made your own ‘Deluxe Quinoa Pudding’ here are more recipes for you.
More Easy-To-Make and Healthy Quinoa Recipes
Quinoa with Pomegranate and Cashews – What an exotic delicious combination this quinoa with pomegranate and cashews dish is! Also, it is a very filling meal full of nutrients. The good news is that it is exceptionally easy to make in minutes.
Quinoa Coconut Almond Porridge – Sugarless – This quinoa porridge is more like having dessert for breakfast. It is high in protein and full of other important nutrients.
Quick Quinoa Porridge – This quinoa porridge is a gluten-free grain that is actually a seed full of protein and it really is super quick to make.
Quinoa Arugula Salad – This is a yummy and nourishing quinoa arugula salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa and the pumpkin seeds.It is a whole meal in one bowl.
Here Are More Healthy Delicious Pudding Recipes For You
Luxurious Brown Rice Pudding – This is a creamy vegan brown rice pudding without added sugar and of course very delicious.
Delicious Vegan Banana Pudding – another vegan dessert that is very quick, easy to make dessert and without any unhealthy added sugar.
Chia Pudding with Wild Blueberries is Vegan Keto and Yummy – This is a super easy creamy vegan chia pudding with wild blueberries. It is paleo and keto-friendly too. The use of chia seeds makes if very filling and nutritious.
Deluxe Tasty Wild Rice Pudding – This wild rice pudding is a new favorite pudding of mine. It has a creamy consistency and it is still vegan which I like. It is not overly sweet and yet is a sweet pudding with lots of flavour and lots of wild rice which is full of health benefits as it is a wonderful superfood.
Easy to Make Yummy Millet Pecan Pudding (Vegan and Sugar-free) – Once you have cooked the millet, this Millet Pecan Pudding is very simple to make. It is for sure tasty and so healthy without sugar so you can have it for breakfast. And it has no milk or eggs which makes it a great vegan dessert. Also, what I like is that there is no sugar added. The raisins add some sweetness and then the healthy stevia does the rest making it sweet and yummy.
Delicious Carob Banana Pudding –This carob banana pudding is so simple and fast to make. It is a delicious dessert filled with the health benefits of carob, banana and peanut butter.
10 thoughts on “Deluxe Quinoa Pudding (vegan & gluten-free) Recipe”
I never knew much about Quinoa, but I am appreciative for the history and the pudding receipe of this grain. I will try it, sounds really good!!!!!
This is a great recipe to replace some unhealthy recipes in my kitchen. Just learnt of the nutritous value and searching for recipes…Thanks alot!!
Yes, thanks so much. My husband and I are very eager to try this recipe as we LOVE quinoa.
Yes Quinoa is an amazingly healthy food. As I was researching it I learned a thing or two about it’s benefits and the history too.
As I was developing this recipe last year; it seemed that with such a luxurious grain that it had to be a delux recipe. It really is yummy.
Looks and sounds amazing, but the amount of fat in this is ridiculous. Healthy fats, sure, but far too much of it for anybody counting calories and macros.
Alex, I am surprised that you think 3 Tbsp of coconut oil is lots of fat. Maybe you mean that there are pecans as well. This is a very big pudding and meant to be delux for special occasions.
Great recipe! The flavors blend really nicely together. I replaced the raisins with candied ginger which was wonderful for or a little extra kick. One thing, I was hoping it would have a slightly more moist, pudding like texture, maybe more like a rice or tapioca pudding. I’m wondering if a grainier consistency is the norm or if I added too much quinoa… I read the measurement of 1 cup quinoa as measure 1 cup dry, then cook. Is that correct or should it have been 1 cup of cooked quinoa? I baked for 40 minutes, but maybe less would have been okay to keep more liquid texture… I’ll definitely make this one again as I love the flavors. Thank you!
Actuallly quinola is a seed not a grain ,looking forward to trying it but it sure is expensive around here $2.50 per 100 grams .
This quinoa recipe looks great, or as my 3 year old nephew used to say, “Um, Um..This is too good for me!” I can’t wait to make it. Going to buy the ingredients today!
Great! Let us know how you made it. I love this pudding very much.