Quinoa Pudding (dairy-free)

Craving rice pudding? This dairy-free alternative pairs the health benefits of gluten-free quinoa with coconut, cinnamon and vanilla. The result is a dish that even the choosiest of kids (or grown-ups) will enjoy for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat.


  • 4 cups of coconut milk (or substitute almond milk)
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1/3 cup of coconut nectar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder (or extract)
  • Diced or sliced fruit of choice (e.g., berries, apple, pear)


  1. Soak the quinoa in lukewarm water for 20 minutes; rinse and drain.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Once boiled, stir and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  4. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently throughout the given time. About 20-25 minutes into simmering, the quinoa will begin to swell and absorb the milk, creating a thick porridge texture.
  5. When the quinoa has thickened and turned transparent, serve with your favorite fruit.
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