Quinoa Dessert Pudding

Quinoa is a high-protein whole grain. This pudding can be a treat during the holidays, but don't forget to rinse the quinoa before cooking. Rinsing it helps to avoid any bitter taste.

Prep Time: 10 minutes  

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Calories 250
  • Carbohydrate 37 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 90 mg

This Recipe Serves 6


1 ½ cups skim milk
1 ½ cups fat-free half and half
¼ cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup quinoa
½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted


  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water for 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk together milk, fat-free half and half, Splenda Brown Sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Once the milk mixture is simmering, stir in quinoa and reduce heat to a low simmer. Partially cover the pan and cook for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  4. When quinoa is done cooking, stir in toasted pumpkin seeds and serve.

Chef Tip: Rinsing the quinoa is an important step. It helps avoid any bitter taste.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Verify that the ingredients you are using are gluten free and this recipe can be gluten free.

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