Quinoa Pudding & Leftover Pie

A Wonderful Change; Quinoa Pudding & Leftover Pie

We have a family tradition of Rice Pudding in the crock pot for Saturday mornings. But this week, when it was time to prepare, there was no rice but we had some quinoa. So I’m sharing a new, GFCF recipe that is simple and “delishish”.

quinoa and date pie


Our most special day of the week is Saturday. It’s the end of the week, the ordinary is over, and it’s time for everyone to have fun…including the Mommy {smiling really big}.

Friday is preparation day and we plan our party. The house is clean, the table is prepared, we have a stock pot, a crock pot, a hot plate and we prepare all of our food.

Since the rice was overlooked at the grocery store, and we have none in the cupboard; I grab a box of quinoa and hope for something great. Fortunately, it is morning, so I must prepare the quinoa to remove the soap-like tannins called saponins,

Steps for the Quinoa Pudding

Morning preparation:

1 Box of Quinoa (equals 1 3/4 Cup), I like this one because it has a few more nutrients.

Pour into a bowl of warm water with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, ACV, or whey. Let it soak overnight or 12 hours. Rinse out the “soap” called sapponins. Now put into the crockpot.


1 Cup of Clean Water

2 Cans of Coconut Milk

1 Cup of Chopped Dates

1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup, Grade B (because it has more minerals)

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 Cup of chopped Dates for garnish

Stir these ingredients in the pot. Turn the crock pot on “Low” the night before to cook around 12 hours. Check in the morning and add 1/2 Cup of water if it looks dry. Crock pots vary a bit.

To serve simply dip into bowls and enjoy. The texture and taste are lovely; it’s a cross between rice and Cream of Wheat.

We have a breakfast feast; Fritatta, fresh fruit, broth, so half of the pudding remains.We are done with the porridge, so the idea of a more crispy pie occurs.

Quinoa Pie

Grease a pie dish,like this, with coconut oil

Pour remaining quinoa pudding into the greased pie dish

Place it in the fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Remove the Quinoa Pie from the refrigerator and place it into an oven at 425ºF for 30-45 minutes. You may cook longer for a more crispy pie.

Slice and dip. Sprinkle chopped dates on top and enjoy this fulfilling pudding pie that not only maintains your health, but it palatially entertains.

Quinoa pudding

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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