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Recipe for Quinoa Pineapple Dream Dessert

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups  water
1 cup  milk
1/3 cup  sugar
2 cups  canned, crushed pineapple, well drained
1/4 tsp  ground cinnamon
1 tbsp  cornstarch
2 tbsp  water
1-6 ounce container  plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 tsp  vanilla
2 tbsp  walnut pieces (finely chopped)
1 cup  quinoa

Cooking Directions:
1.  Put quinoa and water in a heavy 2 quart saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add milk and sugar, cook for 5 minutes after it comes back to a boil, add pineapple and cinnamon, cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.

2.  In a small bowl blend cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water to make a thickener.

3.  Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring for a couple of minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool.

4.  Fold in yogurt and vanilla extract into pineapple mixture, chill. Serve in dessert glasses topped with chopped nuts and a strawberry. Makes 8 servings.

    Gluten Free Corn Starch Gluten Free Corn Starch
Gluten-free corn starch is commonly used as a thickener for sauces, puddings, and such. It tends to form lumps so it is usually mixed with a small amount of liquid to make a paste before using it.

Ground Cinnamon Ground Cinnamon
Ground cinnamon is a widely used spice found in many desserts, chocolates, spicy candy, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. It can also be used in pickling.

Organic Quinoa Organic Quinoa
Organic quinoa is a light, fluffy, gluten-free seed that feels and tastes more like a grain. Packed with protein, fiber, iron and antioxidants, quinoa is a super nutritious and tasty food.

Walnut Pieces Walnut Pieces
Our crunchy and flavorful walnut pieces are as useful as they are delicious. Sprinkle walnut pieces over healthy salads or a sublime ice cream sundae. Walnuts add protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

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