Gluten Free Dessert Chocolate and Strawberry Bowl

This gluten free dessert is healthy, satisfying and full of flavor.  Quinoa, strawberries and chocolate hazelnut drizzle come together for one perfect bite!

Chocolate & Strawberry Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Chocolate Hazelnut Drizzle -

I love the versatility of quinoa.  It’s mild nutty flavor goes well with sweet and savory dishes.

It is also gluten free and considered a super food due to the nutrition that each little grain contains.

I received samples of Nocciolata to try out in some of my kitchen experiments.  Nocciolata is an organic, high quality chocolate hazelnut spread.  I enjoyed the product so much that I did decide to use it in this healthy dessert recipe.

Chocolate & Strawberry Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Chocolate Hazelnut Drizzle -

This chocolate hazelnut drizzle is a trick that I use often.  Sometimes I am out of regular chocolate sauce or just want something a little fancier.

I always have chocolate hazelnut spread in my cupboard.  Just add a splash of warm water to a tablespoon of the spread.  Stir until the water is fully incorporated.

You have a simple yet flavorful chocolaty sauce to drizzle.  And it only takes 10 seconds to prepare!

Chocolate & Strawberry Quinoa Bowl - Gluten Free Dessert Recipe - Chocolate Hazelnut Drizzle -

GF Chocolate Strawberry Bowl
  1. 1 Cup Cooked White Quinoa - cold
  2. 1/2 Cup Pureed Strawberries (about 4-5 strawberries)
  3. 2 Large Strawberries - chopped
  1. 1 Tb GF Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  2. 1½ tsp Hot Water
  1. Cook your quinoa according to the package directions. Be sure to rinse your quinoa if it isn't a pre-rinsed brand. (Bob's Red Mill is pre-rinsed) Cook quinoa in water or you can also cook it in coconut or almond milk for a creamier quinoa bowl.
  2. Once the quinoa has cooled, stir in the strawberry puree.
  3. Add the chopped strawberries.
  4. Mix the chocolate hazelnut spread and hot water. (Nocciolata is gluten free. If you are using a different brand check that it is gf)
  5. Drizzle chocolate hazelnut sauce over the strawberry quinoa and serve.
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  1. I adore this recipe Nicole. I haven’t tried quinoa in a sweet preparation but I have to now. This is going to be dessert tonight!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Christie! I love sweet quinoa recipes. I eat a quinoa breakfast bowl that is made with quinoa, milk, maple syrup, almonds and golden raisins … So Good! Enjoy 🙂

  2. Do you serve/eat it warm or cold?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      This is meant to be served cold. But you could totally eat it warm if you prefer. Have a great week 🙂

  3. Great idea to make a dessert quinoa bowl! Love these flavors!

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