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Cooking with Kids - Choc-Banana Quinoa Pudding

Recipe - The most important thing when cooking with kids is patience. Reading and listening to their stories are good but aren't enough. If they want something unusual for dinner, say, then you should give them every incentive they need. Kids often invent new foods, so if they ask for something new you should expect some pretty interesting dishes. Children love experimenting with new food and sometimes their creativity knows no bounds.

For that, we will give one of our recipes that you can try to cook with your kids, Choc-banana quinoa pudding. The reason we recommend this meals is because this recipe is easy to make and will definitely help you create loving moments together.

About Choc-Banana Quinoa Pudding

  • 10m for prep 
  • 15m for cook 
  • makes 6


  • 1 and 1/2 cups white quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 3 cups unsweetened low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 3 small bananas, sliced
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp honey, to drizzle


Step 1

Place quinoa, coconut milk, cocoa and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 

Bring to a simmer. 

Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and milk mixture has absorbed. 

Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.

Step 2

Spoon quinoa mixture among 6 x 1/2-cup-capacity airtight containers. 

Refrigerate until required. 

Top with banana and drizzle with honey just before placing in lunchbox.


Some people think that cooking with kids is simply bringing food to their table and then going home. This is not true! Cooking with kids requires lots of planning, interest, involvement and a whole lot of fun. It is a lot of fun for the adults, too -- learning new recipes, going over theories of cooking with your kids as well as learning about our different tastes. 

Cooking with kids also lets you learn how to take care of yourself and contribute to the wellbeing of those around you.


If you have any recipe ideas and love to share them with us, feel free to contact us and send them with a photo of the food. Don't forget to share your story about the food too. We will enjoy hearing about that. 

Hope you enjoy it, see you later

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