Overnight Quinoa Pudding

This quick and easy recipe blends quinoa and chia seeds for a protein-packed dessert or grab-and-go breakfast. This recipe uses kefir rather than milk for a probiotic boost and instead of refined sugar, this pudding relies on maple syrup for its sweetness. Prep time is minimal--just leave the mixture in the refrigerator overnight to firm up.

Overnight Quinoa Pudding
Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
1 /2 cups


  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

  • ¾ cup plain kefir

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, plus more for serving

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Dash of ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup Fresh berries for serving


  1. Combine quinoa, kefir, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl or jar. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, top with berries and more chia, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
9g Fat
62g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 19g
Added Sugars 8g 16%
Protein 18g 35%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 1159IU 23%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 109mcg 27%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Calcium 374mg 29%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 181mg 43%
Potassium 721mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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