When I was testing my 7-Ingrident Quinoa Granola recipe, I found that some of the edge pieces became caramelized and were brittle to taste. I used to think that brittle and healthy couldn’t go together but that was not the case with that recipe.
Here I have a recipe that has 7 ingredients and takes nothing more than 1/2 hour for preparation. It will take just a few more minutes to cool it.
I used coconut sugar and maple syrup for naturally sweetening it. I have replaced vegan butter with coconut oil. Then there are tons of nutrient-loaded ingredients such as chia seeds, quinoa, and oats. This means you will also get protein form this amazing dessert
It’s also great because its currency and crispy, full of nutrients, has natural sweetness, is nutty, is so addictive and gratifying.
You can make it any time of the day, but I have kind of holidays in my mind. You could leave your friends amazed when you bring quinoa brittle when they host a dinner party.
Everyone will love it!
Try this recipe and make sure to share your experience.
Preparation time: Just 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
This 7-ingrident Quinoa Brittle has been naturally (and safely) sweetened using coconut sugar and maple syrup. There’s no butter in it. It’s nutritious and amazingly crispy and crunchy. If you want to have a healthier snack, what can be better than this?
This recipe serves 10. It’s gluten-free and is vegan.
You will need the following ingredients:
- White sprouted quinoa (uncooked) – 92 grams or 1/2 cup
- Chopped pecans – 75 grams or 3/4 cup
- Rolled oats – 22.5 grams or 1/4 cup
- Chia seeds – 24 grams or 2 tablespoons
- Coconut sugar – 24 grams or 2 tablespoons
- Coconut oil – 30 ml or 2 tablespoons
- Maple syrup – 120 ml or 1/2 cup
- Pinch sea salt (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 325°F
- Line a baking sheet and parchment paper (make sure to cover the full surface)
- Take a mixing bowl and mix quinoa, oats, pecans, chia seeds, and coconut sugar (and salt too if you want)
- Stir to mix thoroughly
- Take small saucepan and mix the coconut oil and maple syrup into it
- Put the saucepan on medium-low heat to warm it (just 2 to 3 minutes)
- Keep stirring to ensure a good mixture without any separation
- Pour this mixture on the dry mixture and stir well for mixing and coating
- Use a metal spoon to arrange this mixture on the baking sheet.
- Spread to create even layer otherwise the edges can burn
- Let it bake for 15 minutes before turning the pan around to check browning
- Then bake for another 5 to 10 minutes while ensuring that it doesn’t burn
- When it has a uniform and deep golden brown color and gives out a great fragrance its ready
- The edges will look too brown, but this means they are caramelized and crisp
- Allow it to cool and then break into bite-sized pieces using a sharp knife
- The leftovers can be stored in a sealed container/bag at normal room temperature for up to a week. If you want to preserve it for up to 30 days, keep in freezer
Two pieces of this amazing snack gives you 157 calories, 2.9 g of protein, 9.6 g of saturated fat, 17.2 g of carbs, 25mg sodium, 2.4g fiber and 7.5 g sugar.
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