Fruity Baked Quinoa: Gluten, Sugar & Dairy Free

 

 

If you haven’t tried quinoa (pronounced kinwa) yet, I URGE you to. It is really a delicious and versatile grain. Actually it isn’t really even a grain, more like an edible seed. It is high in calcium, phosphorus, iron and amino acids.

The best part about it is that you can cook it quickly on the stove within 15 minutes and do not have to drain the water. Much faster that cooking brown rice on the stove or rice cooker.

I enjoy it as an alternative to using rice, or barley and just because it is a quick way to create a hearty meal using whatever fruits or veggies you have on hand.

 

This recipe is especially nice if you have left over cooked quinoa and bakes up in 20-30 minutes with a few other ingredients to bind it together. It’s topped her with some plain Greek yogurt since I was eating it for breakfast. You can enjoy this warm out of the oven but you can also enjoy it cold as well.

Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack!

Baked Fruity Quinoa: Gluten, Sugar & Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sweetleaf liquid vanilla stevia
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Directions

* Cook 1 cup of dry quinoa in a large pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until all water is absorbed.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the quinoa, cinnamon and salt. Add the egg, stevia and banana until combined well. Gently mix in the chopped mango. Spray a pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Press mixture into pie plate. Bake for 20- 30 minutes until quinoa is lightly  browned on top.

Nutrition Info

Servings: 4* Calories per serving: 190* Fat: 3g* Fiber: 5g* Carbs: 35g* Protein: 6g* Points+: 5*

or make into smaller portions

Servings: 6* Calories per serving: 127* Fat: 2g* Fiber: 3g* Carbs: 24g* Protein: 4g* Points+: 3*

Check this post to see how I packed this as a MEAL-TO-GO!

Comments

  1. Bridget Carl says:

    I have the stevia powder packets. Would I use the same powder amount as the liquid?

  2. I can see I’m going to really enjoy this blog! We’ve noticed that our little man has had behavioral issues triggered by processed sugar, but we didn’t know where to start with dietary changes that weren’t going to shock all of our systems. It looks like we found a great resource here! I’ll be sharing your blog with my mom’s group :)

  3. I am going to make this tomorrow! I’m all about Quinoa right now. I was planning on having that quinoa chicken cherry salad for lunch today!! :)

  4. add a bit of chai seeds to this yummy

  5. I’m all about quinoa right now – LOVE IT! I haven’t tried it baked like that with fruit, we usually make cold salads with it…but that sounds awesome! I will be trying very soon!

  6. Any idea how long it keeps after baking?
    Thanks!

  7. I just popped in the oven….used fresh cherries instead of mango….that’s the only fruit I had except apples oranges and grapefruit…10 more minutes til time to try….

  8. Aleksandra says:

    Looks delicious! Can I use regular vanilla to substitute for the Stevia? Or can you suggest another substitute?

  9. I made this today & it was great. I loved it! I made it with strawberries and bananas & one powder packet of stevia

  10. Kim Holland says:

    I made this last night & it is delish!!

    I used 1 1/2 c of mixed berries, puréed so it was distributed throughout the quinoa, no mango.

    Really good!! Thx!!

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