Here is a list of 9 Gluten-free quinoa desserts. Fall in love with this healthy grain-free ingredient that is versatile and easy to use. Wow. I am seriously blown away.
I thought it would be tough to find even a few good recipes (after all, quinoa is super healthy for you.) And in my book, “healthy” and “dessert” don’t fit into the same category.
After a little research, I was in shock at how wonderful these gluten-free quinoa desserts are while still containing something amazing for our bodies.
Feel free to check them out! I’m already drooling just looking at these…oops better wipe off my keyboard.
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Gluten-Free Quinoa Desserts
1. Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Streusel Topping – Gluten Free Daddy
These muffins are decadent and rich and just what you’ve been looking for. These are gluten-free pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips and a cream cheese filling with streusel on top. The cream cheese filling is similar to what you’d find on top of a carrot cake. If you don’t want them to be so sweet you can leave out the cream filling and/or the streusel topping. They are still very good, just maybe more appropriate for breakfast. The quinoa flour makes them protein rich and very healthy except for the filling and topping.
2. The Best Cinnamon Roll Cake – Gluten Free Daddy
I know that cake isn’t the same as rolls. BUT I thought that some of you might be as lazy as I am. Rolling out the dough and layering the ingredients cutting it up and waiting for them to rise takes a lot of work and time. If you don’t have a lot of time but you would still like the flavors of cinnamon rolls this is a good way to go. This just may be the best cake I’ve ever eaten. I can’t taste the quinoa because the cinnamon masks the taste of it so well. You could eat these for breakfast if you don’t mind the sugar.
3. Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Brown Sugar Icing – Gluten Free Daddy
You can make this pumpkin cookie recipe with either fresh or canned pumpkin puree. Having said that I think the canned pumpkin works better because the consistency is a little thicker. I had some pumpkin leftover from something else I made. This turned out to be the perfect way to use it up. I made these cookies for a cousin party and let the kids frost the cookies themselves. The cookies and letting them frost their own was a big hit, to say the least. These cookies feel like little mouth pillows in your mouth. They just melt in your mouth.
4. Quinoa Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel – Gluten Free Daddy
This is made with zucchini and quinoa and it’s topped with a brown sugar streusel topping in place of frosting. Our house full of zucchini right now. Seriously, my husband the zucchini in the garden one night and it was too small to pick. The next morning he checked on it again and it was huge. So what do I do with a huge zucchini? You guessed it. I made chocolate cake. I like to use quinoa flour for this cake because it’s grain-free plus it gives it a subtle, nutty taste and it makes it light and moist.ake with it would be a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe. I chose to use Quinoa flour because it’s grain-free and is great for baking because it lends a subtle, nutty flavor to the cake.
5. “Reese’s”Quinoa Crispy Treats – Simply Quinoa
You can make your own quinoa crispies, watch the video HERE.
A classic very simple treat to make is Rice Krispy treats. They are a favorite three-ingredient and mix together treat that taste great with little to no effort. They also have little to no nutrients. So these peanut butter quinoa crispy treats are a great option. They taste even better and use better ingredients for your body.
6. Quinoa Coconut Macaroons – Amy Green
So next, we have a simple macaroon recipe for you that uses quinoa as the main ingredient. A few of my children do not love coconut but I feel like they would be willing to try this treat because the texture of the coconut wouldn’t be as obvious, they don’t mind coconut flavor stuff it is about the texture.
7. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies – Coffee & Quinoa
Okay folks, let me tell you I had to include this recipe. no-bake cookies remind me so much of my childhood. They are one treat my mom would let us make often on our own because of their simplicity and we didn’t have to heat our home up to cook them like normal cookies.
8. Creamy Quinoa Pudding – Honest Fare
If you want a creamy cold treat you might try this quinoa pudding. It has some good ingredients and nutrients while you still enjoy a cold treat you don’t have to feel bad about eating.
9. Decadent Chocolate Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
The last recipe we have for this post is, of course, a chocolate cake! We wouldn’t end without having a decadent chocolate dessert for you to try. This cake is nice because the part I am always hung up on the frosting it is usually too rich and heavy for me but this frosting is light and airy because it is whipped. It makes a big difference to the cake!