Quinoa Pecan Brittle

Quinoa Pecan Brittle

Quinoa Pecan Brittle

Get your toothpicks out cuz yer gonna need ’em for this! And boy oh boy is it worth it! Addicting! WOW!

This recipe came up in my newsfeeds on Facebook about a week and a half ago. I had all the ingredients but just got around to making it last night.

The recipe comes from a gal named Dana who runs the recipe blog Minimalist Baker.  She specializes in recipes that contain 10 or less ingredients, can be made in one bowl and take less than 30 minutes to make. I like her style!

This is recipe is a keeper! It’s a super healthy snack that is sweetened with maple syrup and only a minimal amount of sugar.


I hope you enjoy this crunchy, sweet, nutty, addictive snack as much as we did.



1/2 cup- white uncooked quinoa

3/4 cup- pecans, roughly chopped. (You could use any nut you wish… but this way sure was goood!)

1/4 cup – Gluten Free Oats (regular if you’re not GF.)

2 Tbsp- chia seeds

2 Tbsp.- coconut sugar ( We don’t care for the taste of coconut sugar, so I used raw sugar.)

Pinch – salt

2 Tbsp.- coconut oil

1/2 cup- 100% pure maple syrup


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure it goes over each side in case of spill over during cooking.

In a bowl mix together the quinoa, chopped nuts, oats, chia seeds, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

In a small sauce pan, add your coconut oil and syrup and heat while stirring until there’s no separation between the two ingredients.

Pour this over the dry mix in the bowl.

Spread out on to the baking sheet evenly with the back of spoon.

Bake for 15 minutes, check then put back in for another 5-10 minutes. Watch carefully. Mine took precisely 23 minutes to be perfect.

The edges can get bubbly and brown and that’s what you want. That’s yumminess right there.

Your house will be fragrant and the brittle will be golden brown when done.

Let cool completely.

Break into pieces and store in a plastic bag for up to a week. It won’t last long enough to freeze, but just in case you have a lot of restraint… you can freeze it for up to a month.

This looks really pretty when it’s done and would make a great gift. It would be really pretty in a clear goodie bag with a ribbon on it to give to a friend or take to your next party.

Thank you Dana at Minimalist Baker! 




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