Friday, March 2, 2012

Baked Quinoa Millet Breakfast Pudding

Some of you may remember how much I like baked oatmeal. And you may also remember how much I like the spiced quinoa millet hot cereal from a few weeks back. I got it in my head that the two styles must somehow be combined for one glorious breakfast and wasn't disappointed.

I call it "pudding" because it has a taste very similar to bread pudding. I may even add some vanilla to it next time. Serve it as a breakfast, snack or even dessert. It packs a punch full of protein, fiber and nutrients. If your family is anything like mine, they will gobble it up quickly with "ooh's" and "ahh's" and promptly ask for seconds - if there are any seconds to be had.

The thing that is so great about this is you can make the quinoa millet hot cereal for breakfast one day and you'll more than likely have enough left over (plain, no spice) for making this another day.

Projected prep time (already having the cereal cooked): 5 minutes; Projected bake time: 35-40 minutes
(Printable recipe)

3 cups cooked quinoa and millet cereal (see this recipe)
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil (will try 1/3 cup applesauce next time) (Edit: I don't like the applesauce version as much, but love it with organic extra virgin coconut oil)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup packed pure dark brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients until well-mixed and pour into 8x8 baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until done. Refrigerate leftovers.


It's another windy day today and my throat is feeling a little scratchy from all the dust. I don't think I'll be venturing out again today, so I'll share a photo of beauty from a sunset the other night. It only was beautiful for about 10 minutes, but I enjoyed it while it lasted.

Find something beautiful in your day today.

Why I'm sharing this:


  1. I just made this- and it tastes absolutely amazing! I will be definitely be making it again soon! Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

  2. I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for letting me know! :)

  3. Did you ever try with the applesauce? If so how did it work?

    1. I did, and didn't like it as well - but I've been using coconut oil with great results. I've also gone back and forth with coconut milk vs. regular milk and while the version with coconut milk isn't bad, the version with regular milk gives a better texture for some reason.

  4. I made the whole recipe, starting with the cereal first, and do I love it!! I used unsweetened applesauce, and since I have never had this before I have nothing to compare it to. I like the cereal alone but baked it's fabulous. I used allspice, cinnamon, ginger and some nutmeg, added ch.walnuts and raisins! Yummmm!!

  5. By the way, does it need to be put in the frige?? The baked version I mean. Thanks!

    1. Yes, it does! Thank you - I added it above.

  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed it - thank you for letting me know! :)


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