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Gluten Free Maple Chai Quinoa Parfaits

 Gluten Free Maple Chai Quinoa Parfaits 

A Quick, easy and delicious dessert!

 

 Love is in the air….. and these Gluten Free Maple Chai Quinoa Parfaits are quick and easy to whip up for dessert.

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to make a fun little dessert and serve it in my cute little dessert glasses I purchased a couple of days ago.  Not only did they did they turn out yummy, but the Maple Chai Quinoa Clusters and fresh blueberries have great health benefits too.

Looking for tall parfait glasses?  Libbey Just Desserts Parfait Glass with Minaiture Stainless Steel Spoon 25-Piece
Or short parfait glasses here: Just Desserts Mini Bowl 25-Piece Set

I love KIND Maple Quinoa Clusters with Chai Seeds Gluten Free Granola. This granola is great to munch on as a snack, as a breakfast cereal, as a topping on ice cream, in parfaits, etc…. the list is endless! There are other flavors to choose from, but the Maple Quinoa Clusters with Chai is one of my favorites. 

You can find it here: KIND Healthy Grains Clusters Maple Quinoa w/ Chia Seeds

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It was easy to make these Gluten Free Maple Chai Quinoa Parfaits.

 

Optional: garnish with dollop of whipped cream and gluten free sprinkles or chopped nuts.

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These are not only delicious and fun to eat, but they are also very pretty. Kids will love these and if you are brave you can let them help assemble them. 

Gluten Free Maple Chai Quinoa Parfaits

40 minPrep Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • To make the gluten free pudding:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk (or soy, rice, almond, or coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp tapioca, instant
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla, pure
  • For Parfaits:
  • 1 (11 ounce package) KIND Maple Quinoa Chai Clusters cereal
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk and butter.
  2. Cook over low heat until milk is warm and butter is melted.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine sugar, salt, potato starch and tapioca.
  4. Gradually add dry mixture to the milk mixture and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk egg yolks; gradually whisk into hot mixture, stirring constantly.
  6. Continue to cook on low heat until mixture thickens to a pudding consistency.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in vanilla.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. When pudding is completely cooled, layer KIND (brand) Maple Quinoa Chai Clusters cereal, fresh blueberries and pudding. 
  11. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  12. Serve.
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 Try experimenting with different types of fruit, such as fresh strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, bananas, peaches, pineapple, etc… You could even throw in some coconut and a little dark chocolate for kicks and grins. If you are watching your calorie intake, feel free to omit the cool whip and use low-fat or sugar-free vanilla or blueberry yogurt instead of pudding. Either way, these parfaits are super fun to throw together and super fun to eat… and I’m always game for having some fun! 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

XOXO

Linda          

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Laura @ PetiteAllergyTreats January 29, 2015, 1:13 pm
    How super cute are these?! Those glasses are perfect. I love parfaits for kids, they think it's so fun. Pinned. Laura @ PetiteAllergyTreats recently posted...Healthy Natural Fruit Gummy LollipopsMy Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 29, 2015, 5:18 pm
      Hi Laura, I was so happy when I found those cute parfait glasses. I think they are super cute too. Thanks for stopping by! Linda

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