Crispy Quinoa Recipe: Sprinkle This Fiber- & Protein-Rich Baked Quinoa On Everything by Donna John

Crispy Quinoa Recipe: Sprinkle This Fiber- & Protein-Rich Baked Quinoa On Everything

A new item at my favorite ramen restaurant caught my eye: sautéed broccolini with crispy white quinoa. It was so good, especially the crispy quinoa. I knew I had to recreate it at home. What a fun new way to eat quinoa (read about the health benefits of quinoa).

All you need to make this crispy baked quinoa is quinoa and coconut oil. That's it! (Read about the health benefits of coconut oil!) The coconut oil and cooked quinoa are mixed together, poured onto a baking sheet in a single layer and baked for about 30 to 40 minutes (ovens vary). You will need to stir the quinoa every 10 minutes or so.

Sprinkle this easy low-calorie, low-sodium baked crispy quinoa recipe over salads, vegetables, yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, rice – anything that you want to add a healthy crunch to. It will be your new favorite gluten-free way to add extra vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber to your diet.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 45 minutes
Servings: 32 (makes 2 cups)


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Recipe Notes

  • About 2/3 cup of dry quinoa makes 2 cups of cooked quinoa. 
  • Use whatever type of quinoa you like (white, red, black, yellow or a blend). 
  • You could use seasonings on the quinoa, if desired. Think garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika or your favorite seasoning.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa and coconut oil. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Spread it out so it's in a single, even layer. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Watch it close so it doesn't burn. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 43

Total Fat: 3.4g

Saturated Fat: 2.7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 1mg

Total Carbohydrate: 2.8g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 0.6g

Vitamin: D 0mcg

Calcium: 0mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 0mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I always forget about quinoa. It's so easy and delicious, and gluten-free. I need to make more of this, thank you!

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