UpNorth Family: Recipe for Quinoa Brittle

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Quinoa Brittle

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Looking for a healthier option for a holiday treat?! Quinoa Brittle might just be it!

Lisa Maxbauer Price, a Traverse City mother and food writer, shares a delicious recipe for Quinoa Brittle!

Quinoa Brittle


1/2 cup uncooked white quinoa

3/4 cup pecans, chopped

1/4cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp coconut sugar (or plain white sugar)

1 pinch salt

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cup maple syrup


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.Add quinoa, pecans, oats, chia seeds, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl, stir to combine.

3.To a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup. Warm over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until the two are combined.

4.Pour wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine and coat. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheet and spread into an even, thin layer.

5.Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the pan around to ensure even browning. Bake 5-10 minutes more.

Recipe by Minimalist Baker.