Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From "Eight Weeks to Optimal Health". I haven't tried it yet but want to post it for safekeeping. Dr Weil says: Here is an unusual, healthy dessert made from the staple grain-like seed of the high Andes, now available in specialty food shops and health-food stores.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the quinoa in a sieve and wash it well under cold running water. Drain and place in a pot with 2 cups cold water. Bring to a boil, cover, lower heat, and boil gently until all the water is absorbed, and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Measure 2 cups cooked quinoa and to it add the apple juice, raisins, nuts, lemon juice, and pinches of cinnamon and salt to taste.
  3. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Chill. Serve plain, or with berries or sliced banana or a little maple syrup if you want it sweeter.
Most Helpful

This is a great sweet healthy desert! I added a little coconut milk to mine and it was heaven on a spoon!

Lilydwen September 20, 2010

I love quinoa and love it in sweet dishes. This was really good when I didn't have a bite of raisins in it, but it was much too sweet with them. They almost ruined the whole dish for me, I had to eat around them. Even my 2 raisin-loving children thought it was too much. If I make this again, no raisins.

TattooedMamaof2 September 12, 2010

I had serious doubts about this recipe but you never know until you try and I'm glad I gave sweetened quinoa a whirl. I loved this with fresh honey-sweetened sliced strawberries. Only thing I would change is to reduce the vanilla to one teaspoon; too overpowering for my taste. This is not a pretty pudding so the fresh fruit perks it up tremendously. I'm having this for breakfast tomorrow, Tweaker. Love those walnuts and golden raisins.

sugarpea March 15, 2009