Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Recipe #vegan #VeganMoFo

Pumpkin Pie Quinoa

I love all things pumpkin. And thankfully, so do my kids. Mr. Meaty, not so much. Pumpkin pie is probably my least favorite pumpkiny thing. I know, weird, right? But I much prefer pumpkin flavor in other things. But, the flavors of pumpkin pie without the crust? Yum! And put that in quinoa!! Wowza. So I crafted this vegan lunch box creation with those two favorites: pumpkin pie flavor and quinoa. The kids went crazy for it. They think it’s dessert but it’s packed full of protein.

They like to have theirs topped with whipped coconut cream. Myself, I like to just mix in some coconut milk for creaminess. Yummy.

If you’re into pumpkin try PUMPKIN SPICE SYRUP for lattes and PUMPKIN PIE PUSH-POPS (and enter to win the push pop molds from Lekue).

Pumpkin Pie Quinoa


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Cook quinoa in water for about 12 minutes over medium hit. Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.

The Results

Wow. I love it. It’s creamy and delicious (even before you add coconut milk) and the pumpkin pie flavor is fantastic. Plus it’s like eating a big ole steak of vegan protein but it tastes like dessert.

This post is shared with  Keep It Real ThursdaysSimple Lives Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, It’s a Keeper, Full Plate Thursday, Tastetastic Thursday and Ultimate Recipe Swap.

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  1. says

    Your Pumpkin Pie Quinoa looks fabulous and I can't wait to make it. Lucky me everyone here will love it. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

  2. says

    I am so making this, Kristi! I am going to add coconut milk while it is cooking and use it as a breakfast porridge! Yum! I can't wait!

  3. Mitcheiray says

    Ditto all the above! Thanks Krisiti, happy to stumble across you here on the web, you made my Saturday nite! Keep up the great work!