Every now and then a new food is introduced into a culture that earns the label "superfood" because of its incredible health benefits. And while the food itself is not new, the culture that experiments with it sees it as a new product because it is new to them. This is the case with quinoa. Because of the fact that it is high in protein, is an excellent source of riboflavin, promotes the healing of skin injuries, is low in calories, is a complex carbohydrate, and is gluten-free, it is now considered one of the healthiest foods you can add to your diet. Here are a few healthy quinoa dessert recipes you can try to get started.

Quinoa Cinnamon Roll Cake

By substituting quinoa flour and tapioca starch for the regular cake flour you can turn a regular cinnamon roll recipe into a tender and healthy dish. By making it into a cake form rather than a roll you can save much of the work involved in rolling it into individual pieces but still keep that same flavorful cinnamon and buttery flavor that everyone loves. Serve it hot with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream and everyone will believe they're cheating on their diet.

Quinoa Coconut Macaroons

If you really enjoy a good macaroon you'll love these delicious coconut delights. While the outside is crunchy the inside has a warm, gooey texture; the perfect combination for a cookie that you want to melt in your mouth. Make the dough with cooked quinoa and follow the standard recipe for macaroons and you'll create the best macaroons you've ever tasted. If you want to step it up a notch and have chocolate macaroons, then simply add a few carobs instead of chocolate chips and you have a perfect addition to your list of healthy quinoa dessert recipes to remember.

Qunioa Vanilla Toffee Cupcakes

These are not just gluten free, they're also great if you have guests who are vegan. They make a sugar free, low fat dessert and can be the perfect ending to an already healthy meal. Use quinoa flour instead of the standard baking flour and substitute coconut or soy yogurt and vanilla almond milk for the dairy and you have an awesome cupcake. Sweeten with English Toffee Stevia and you're done. The frosting can be made with coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla brown rice powder.

Because of its many health benefits, many people have recognized quinoa for the superfood that it really is. It works as a perfect substitute for many people who have gluten sensitivities but it is also ideal for those who just want to eat a little healthier. Anyone who is looking for a healthier change to their diet will discover that quinoa has proven to be the perfect food. No one has to live with the unhealthy choices that we often find available today in order to get the flavors they have all come to love. With healthy quinoa dessert recipes you will still be able to have all your favorite flavors, textures, and aromas that come with the traditional baking ingredients but still not have all the unhealthy additives that come with it.