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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.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins
1 hr
5 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Bring quinoa and water to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  • Blend bananas, whole milk, coconut milk, 3 tablespoons honey, butter, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt together in a blender until smooth.

  • Stir milk mixture into quinoa, raise heat to medium; cook and stir constantly until pudding becomes thick, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer pudding to serving dish and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over pudding; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

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

278 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 38.7g; fat 12.7g; cholesterol 9.2mg; sodium 135.6mg. Full Nutrition