Welcome to another month of the peanut butter bash with this maple peanut butter quinoa pudding. This month’s theme was peanut butter and quinoa to get the year started out right. I thought I would share a semi-healthy (..mehhh sort of, but not really) recipe. The peanut butter adds most lovely creamy texture. The quinoa adds a nice pop with every bite. The maple flavor pairs perfectly with the peanut butter. Oh, and the brown sugar brings the sweetness that I need in all my recipes. This is more of a dessert rather than breakfast, just so you’re warned.
This recipe reminds me of grits with butter and brown sugar. It’s one of my very favorite things to eat. This is right up there. I feel like this recipe has more liquid and creamier. I also think it’s a ton healthier than the grits. I’m seriously thinking about making my grits for the blog now. Mostly because I need a reason to make it and be able to eat it. Just in case you missed my saltine candy post where I declare I’m back to the fight to being thin, that’s the news. Not because I made it my resolution, but because my pants are pinching me in places I don’t prefer to be pinched in. You feel me?
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ tsp. maple extract
- In a large saucepan, add in the uncooked quinoa and water. Let the water come up to a boil.
- Reduce to simmer and cover the saucepan. Cook until the water is absorbed. This took about 20 - 25 minutes.
- Once the water is all absorbed, add in the milk and brown sugar. Turn the heat to medium and let simmer for 30 minutes until the mixture becomes thick. When you run a wooden spoon down the middle of the bottom of the saucepan, the quinoa mixture should be thick enough to separate for a brief second.
- Once the quinoa has thickened, add in the peanut butter and maple. Stir until combined. Let cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let set for 10 minutes. It will still be plenty warm and have time to thicken a bit more.
- Scoop into bowl or cup and serve.
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Bloggers, do you want to join in on the peanut butter bash fun? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join the Peanut Butter Bash facebook group! The first Thursday of each month we post a dessert/sweet with peanut butter and a mystery ingredient. This month’s ingredients were peanut butter and quinoa.
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