Quinoa Brittle

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Quinoa, in brittle.

I know. This is exciting stuff.

30 Minute QUINOA BRITTLE that's naturally sweetened and made with quinoa, nuts and coconut oil! #vegan #glutenfree #quinoa #brittle #christmas #candy #dessert

Remember my 7-Ingredient Quinoa Granola? Yep, that’s good stuff (and would make an excellent holiday gift!).

Well, while I was testing that recipe, I noticed a few of the edge pieces got especially caramelized and tasted like brittle! It was a little lightbulb moment. I never thought “healthy” brittle could be a thing, but guess what? It totally is.

AMAZING Quinoa Brittle that's naturally sweetened, CRISPY and delicious! #vegan #glutenfree #brittle #christmas #healthy #dessert

This recipe is simple, requiring just 7 ingredients and about 30 minutes to prepare (plus a little extra for cooling).

It’s naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, calls for coconut oil in place of vegan butter, and is jam-packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like oats, chia seeds, and quinoa! That’s right, there’s protein in this dessert. Does it get any better than that?!

AMAZING Quinoa Brittle that's naturally sweetened, CRISPY and delicious! #vegan #glutenfree #brittle #christmas #dessert #healthy

I think you guys are going to LOVE this brittle! It’s:

Naturally sweet
& Addictive

Though I think this would be delicious year round, I made this brittle with the holidays in mind. Can you imagine your friends’ reactions when you bring quinoa brittle to their dinner party?

‘Yeah, that’s right, there’s chia seeds in your dessert. Deal with it!’

But seriously, they’ll fall in love and sneak bites when you’re not looking – guaranteed.

If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it (once you’ve tried it), and take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

AMAZING 7 ingredient QUINOA BRITTLE! Naturally sweetened, butter-free, loaded with protein! #vegan #glutenfree #candy #healthy #quinoa

Quinoa Brittle
Prep time
5 mins

Cook time
25 mins

Total time
30 mins


7-ingredient Quinoa Brittle naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, and it’s butter-free! Crispy, crunchy, nutritious – a healthier dessert or snack!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 10

  • 1/2 cup (92 g) uncooked white quinoa
  • 3/4 cup (75 g) pecans,…

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