Easy Healthy Quinoa Recipe: Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa PuddingIf you love rice pudding, then you will surely adore quinoa pudding easy healthy recipes, which is a more nutritious alternative to rice. Quinoa is also packed with nutrients and rich in protein so it is perfect for those who are in a low-carbohydrate diet. Preparing quinoa is very similar to preparing rice and making quinoa pudding is as easy as making rice pudding. The flavor of quinoa is like brown rice, a bit nutty, but with a texture like oatmeal, soft and fluffy. This makes it perfect for making pudding.

In easy appetizers recipe, quinoa pudding is flavored with milk, brown sugar, ripe bananas, butter, salt and vanilla extract. You need a blender or food processor to mix the ingredients (except the cooked quinoa) together until smooth. The mixture is then combined with the cooked quinoa.

Quinoa pudding makes a delicious and healthy breakfast. You can also serve this for dessert or snack. Once you get the basics down, you can experiment with different kinds of pudding. You can adjust the consistency of the pudding according to your taste, increasing or decreasing the liquid depending on how moist or creamy you want to the pudding to be. You can also make chocolate pudding with quinoa and add chocolate sauce or cocoa powder to the mix.

Ingredients: ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained, 1 ½ cups water, 2 cups milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 medium ripe bananas, Salt to taste, ½ teaspoon butter, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation Instructions: Quinoa Pudding2

In a saucepan, combine water and cleaned quinoa. Boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low, cover saucepan and continue simmering about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine together the milk, brown sugar, bananas and salt, blend using a blender or a food processor until smooth. Then pour in milk mixture in the saucepan with quinoa.  Put saucepan back over medium heat. Continue cooking, 5-15 minutes or until mixture thickens and becomes creamy, stirring occasionally. When done, remove from heat, blend in butter and vanilla extract. Serve warm.

You can top the quinoa pudding with fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or kiwis for a more complete breakfast that will keep you full and energized throughout the day. You don’t need an oven to make this recipe. All you need is a pot and stove to cook the quinoa in and a food processor or blender to combine the other ingredients. If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can mash the ingredients manually using a masher, fork or beater. You can use honey instead of sugar to make it easier to blend together.

Source: www.gourmandia.com

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