Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Pudding

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

6 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 1 h

260 calories per serving 


  margarine non-hydrogenated , for the pan    
1 cup quinoa   170 g
3 eggs size large    
1 cup almond beverage, unsweetened, fortified   250 mL
1 tsp vanilla extract   5 mL
3/4 cup sugar   150 g
1 pinch salt   0.1 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. Grease 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 prepared pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and remaining sugar the 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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (190g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




7 g

11 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

6 %


110 mg


115 mg

5 %


45 g

15 %


2 g

9 %


28 g


7 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

0 %


10 %


20 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ½ serving

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

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This recipe is in the following categories: Rice/Grain | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Bake | South American

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