Homemade Crunchy & Sweet Quinoa Treats

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Homemade Crunchy & Sweet Quinoa Treats

Written by: Lindsay Sibson

The incredible power of treats and snacks…

Want to make someone super happy?

It’s as easy as making this crunchy and sweet healthy treat, made with natural ingredients that will nourish your body and improve your mood stat!

Check it out –

Benefits Of Crunchy & Sweet Quinoa Treats

Quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein
  • Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber
Maple Syrup
  • Supplies some trace minerals and antioxidants
  • A more natural, unrefined product than cane and other sugars
  • Provides inflammation-reducing polyphenol antioxidants
Rolled Oats
  • Contains manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium and zinc
Chia Seeds
  • Rich content of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Excellent source of dietary minerals
  • Great source of B vitamins
  • Packed with fiber
  • High in quality protein
  • Can help reduce inflammation
Pecans
  • Great source of energy, nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins
  • Contains monounsaturated fatty acids (like oleic acid)
  • Excellent source of phenolic antioxidants
Coconut Oil
  • Increases your energy – coconut oil is made up of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs)
  • Speeds up your metabolism
  • Boosts your immune system:
    • Nearly 50% of the fatty acids are lauric acid
    • Potent antimicrobial properties


How To Make Crunchy & Sweet Quinoa Treats

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup white quinoa, uncooked
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

      • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (enough to cover the edges).

2. In a mixing bowl, add quinoa, pecans, chia seeds, oats and coconut sugar.

      • Stir to combine.

3. In a small saucepan, add coconut oil and maple syrup.

      • Warm over medium-low heat for 2 minutes until well combined.

4. Pour the syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

5. Lay on parchment paper, pressing it down in an even layer.

6. Bake for 15 minute and then rotate the pan and bake 5-10 more minutes.

      • Watch carefully so it does not burn.

7. When the treats are a deep golden brown remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

8. Break the treats into bite size pieces and enjoy!

STORAGE: Place in an airtight container or bag. It will keep 1 week at room temperature and 1 month in the freezer.

This delicious recipe can be easily tweaked to cater to your favorite flavors. Simply add or substitute your desired nuts, seeds and dried fruits to make a one-of-a-kind quinoa treat.

Also, these healthy treats are also great for gift giving. Place bite size pieces into a beautiful  glass jar or gift bag and decorate with a ribbon – VOILA!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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