In this article we will present you a recipe for a healthy snack. All you need are 7 ingredients and ½ an hour from your time and few more minutes to cool it down.
This sweet dessert called quinoa brittle will provide you with bunch of proteins thanks to its ingredients. The quinoa brittles can be prepared whenever you want, but make sure to add them in your list of holiday cookies to amaze your friends and family. It is crispy, full of nutrients, has natural sweetness, is nutty, is so addictive and gratifying.
Keep I mind that the brittles have to be naturally sweetened, so use coconut sugar or maple syrup. The recipe for the following batch serves 10. It’s gluten-free and is vegan.
- 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)
Start by preheating your oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet and parchment paper (make sure to cover the full surface). Then you will need a mixing bowel where you will mi the quinoa, oats, pecans, chia seeds, and the coconut sugar (and salt too if you want). Stir to mix thoroughly. After it’s mixed well, take a 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). Stir until you get a good mixture without any separation. Once it’s done, pour this mixture on the dry mixture and stir well for mixing and coating. Arrange the mixture on the baking sheet with a metal spoon and spread it to create even layer otherwise the edges can burn. 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 gets a deep golden brown color and gives out a great fragrance, it’s ready. If the edges look brown, don’t panic, that’s how they’re supposed to look. It means they are caramelized and crisp. Let it cool down and then break it into bite-sized pieces using a sharp knife. You can store the leftovers 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. Only two pieces will provide you with 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.