Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient, perfect for salads and at the same time for sweets. Even if it has the look and the taste of a whole grain, it’s a seed! It is very tasty by itself and has a lot of good properties: very high in proteins and gluten-free.
or as a baby puree for the little ones.
The recipe is fast and incredibly easy! Let’s start rinsing the quinoa under some water to avoid any bitterness that might be on the skin
Place the water in a small pan and let it boil. Than add the quinoa, stir, reduce the heat so that the quinoa will just simmer and let it cook for 7 min covered.
When the quinoa is half cooked it’s time to add the apples chopped in pieces and the dates chopped too. Cover again and let it simmer for 13/15 min.
Our quinoa fruity mix is cooked, let it cool down for few minutes.
In a bowl mash the banana and add the mix
Now you have two options: if you want to serve the quinoa as a dessert for the whole family, just mix all the ingredients leaving them in big pieces. Serve it warm, it’s delicious! You can always add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top 🙂
Or, if you are cooking for your little one, use an immersion mixer to blend everything in a smooth and creamy puree’.
As you can see in this recipe I didn’t use any sugar or sugar substitution, just natural sweet ingredients like bananas, dates and apples. Mixed together they will give a nice delicate sweet flavor to the whole recipe.