Chai Spiced Breakfast Pudding with Puffed Quinoa

"A healthy and delicious breakfast using protein packed quinoa"
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 juice and zest orange
  • 1/2 cup gluten free granola
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup toasted and chopped pistachios
  • 2 peeled and segmented oranges
  • 8 hulled, halved, and sliced strawberries
  • optional agave or maple syrup


  • Step 1

    Cook the quinoa in a large saucepan, according to package directions. Remove from heat.

  • Step 2

    Blend together the milk, banana, dates, sugar, spices and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour the milk mixture over the quinoa in the saucepan. Add the orange zest and juice and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, it will begin to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in vegan butter and vanilla.

  • Step 3

    Pour the quinoa pudding into 4 bowls and top each bowl with equal amounts of the granola, coconut, pistachios, oranges and strawberries. Drizzle agave or maple syrup if using. The pudding can also be enjoyed chilled and made one day ahead.

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