Naturally gluten-free, high in protein, magnesium, potassium, folate, fiber and more, quinoa is gaining in popularity as never before. Including quinoa in your diet is easy. Although it is really a seed, it cooks like a grain and can be substituted in most recipes where other grains are used like quinoa pudding instead of rice pudding or in tabouli instead of couscous.
- 2 cups quinoa cooked (basic recipe)
- ½ cups raisins
- 3 cups milk or milk alternative [hemp, soy, almond, or rice]
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1/3- cup honey or ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup almonds or walnuts ground
- 3 eggs beaten
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- ½ tsp lemon or orange rind grated
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients. Pour into greased baking dish or greased individual custard cups.
- Bake in 350 F-degree oven until set, about 45 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold, topped with yogurt, cream or milk.
Source: Quinoa Corporation Website
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