Quinoa Pudding

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Nutritious quinoa is the star of this tasty dessert which originates from Peru where it is known as "postre de quinoa".


butter, unsalted, for the pan
1 cup quinoa 170 g
3 eggs size large
1 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 250 mL
1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
3/4 cup sugar 150 g
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 50 g
3 tbsp raisins 30 g
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 0.4 g
1/2 cup maple syrup [optional] 125 mL


  1. Wash quinoa in a bowl, then drain well. Bring quinoa and 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until grains are translucent, 13-15. Drain well in a sieve. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) square metal baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar (but one tablespoon) and salt until just combined. Stir in the cooked quinoa, nuts, and raisins. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and remaining sugar then sprinkle on top of the pudding. Bake in middle of oven for about 40 min, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature with optional maple syrup on the side.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (190g)


% Daily Value




7 g

11 %

Saturated 1.7 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %


110 mg


100 mg

4 %


47 g

16 %


2 g

8 %


31 g


8 g

Vitamin A

7 %

Vitamin C

0 %


8 %


20 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¼ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ½ serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B2
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Vitamin B12
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits ½
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats ½
Other Foods 1 ½

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