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Banana Quinoa "Rice" Pudding

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Quinoa is a complete protein that's also high in fiber. Banana 'rice' pudding makes an excellent snack or meal for a toddler, and a delicious dessert for an adult."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 278 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Rinse quinoa in a paper towel-lined colander until water is no longer milky. Transfer quinoa to a saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups water and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring quinoa and water to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Blend bananas, whole milk, coconut milk, 3 tablespoons honey, butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt together in a blender until smooth.
  4. Stir milk mixture into quinoa, raise heat to medium; cook and stir constantly until pudding becomes thick, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer pudding to serving dish and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over pudding; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Soaking the quinoa for 30 minutes will help soften the outer shell.
  • Caution: as with all puddings, if it is not stirred consistently as it cooks, the pudding will spill out of the saucepan.
  • I have also made this recipe substituting 1 cup sweet potato puree and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in place of two bananas and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Absolutely delicious!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 278 calories; 12.7 g fat; 38.7 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g protein; 9 mg cholesterol; 136 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Oh my, this is crazy good! Don't care that it's quinoa, it tastes just like delicious rice pudding. I didn't have whole milk on hand, so I used a combination of skim milk and some FF half-and-...

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the whole family didn't care for this one. It wasn't sweet enough to be a dessert and it had the consistency of baby food.

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Oh my, this is crazy good! Don't care that it's quinoa, it tastes just like delicious rice pudding. I didn't have whole milk on hand, so I used a combination of skim milk and some FF half-and-...

I didn't use the butter and it still turned out great!

Can't wait to try this! Can you sub soy or almond milk for the coconut milk? I don't like coconut flavor. Does the original recipe taste coconut-y?

Like other cooks who have commented here, I used ingredients I had on hand and this quinoa pudding was OUTSTANDING! I used 1c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1c. whole goat milk, 1 large ripe...

I prefer it warmed up a little bit with some chopped pecans. Makes a good breakfast.

I only used 1 banana because that's all I had - added 1/3 cup of coconut sugar - omitted the whole milk and honey and used 1 13.66 oz can lite coconut milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla which made up t...

Made once and I will probably make again when it runs out. So easy to make. Filling and healthy. Good preworkout snack. I add 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds per serving (not mixed in) for some adde...

Yeah, not bad for quinoa. Used pumpkin and cream and didn't cook it the second time, because I like these types of dishes a little more toothsome. Turned out quite nice.

This banana quinoa pudding is amazing! The texture and flavor are delectable. It has the perfect blend of banana and cinnamon, & it isn't overly sweet. The coconut flavor isn't noticeable. I ...