No-Bake Coconut Orange Quinoa Cake
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
For the crust
  • 10 dates, preferably soaked in water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup of oats
  • ⅓ cup of shredded coconut
For the cream
  • 2 cups of slightly overcooked quinoa (about 0.5 cup dry quinoa)
  • 1 orange, juice + zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt or milk (optional)
  • 0.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp sweetener of your choice (I like maple syrup or coconut sugar)
To decorate
  • Orange slices
  • Coconut meat or coconut flakes
  1. Add dates, maple syrup, oats and coconut to a food processor, and process into a sticky, crumbly mixture. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water or more maple syrup if necessary.
  2. Press into a springform pan (I used a 18 cm/7 inch pan). Set aside.
  3. Add quinoa, orange juice and zest, yogurt, vanilla extract and sweetener of your choice to a blender or food processor, and blend into a smooth consistency. Adjust sweetness to your taste.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the pan over the crust.
  5. Place the pan in the fridge and allow it to set for 2-3 hours or overnight. Then simply remove from the pan, and decorate with orange slices and coconut. Enjoy!
Recipe by Green Evi at