Deluxe Quinoa Pudding (vegan & gluten free) Recipe

This is an extra special 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 and dried apricots add a very tasty sweetness. I love pecans and that is what for me makes it a deluxe pudding. You ccan use other nuts if you prefer.

It is Vegan – Dairy free/Egg-free and Sugar-free Deluxe Quinoa Pudding.

Deluxe Quinoa Pudding

Author Diana Herrington


  • 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


  • 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 warm and refrigerated the rest till ready to eat.

Learn about the ingredients I used and their health benefits: quinoa, salt, almond milk, coconut oil, apricots, pecans.

Quinoa Pudding
Deluxe Quinoa Pudding (vegan & gluten free) Recipe

Enjoy a bowl of this pudding as a dessert or for breakfast.

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Red, black and white quinoa seeds

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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  • 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 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 .