Quinoa Crunchies


Quinoa Crunchies are a revolutionary way to enjoy quinoa, transforming this powerhouse grain into a crunchy, savory snack. These little bites are perfect for satisfying your snack cravings while providing a nutritious boost. Rich in protein and fiber, Quinoa Crunchies are not only delicious but also a smart choice for health-conscious snackers. Whether you're looking for a midday snack, a topping for salads, or a crunchy addition to your trail mix, these crunchies are sure to impress.

Quinoa Crunchies

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 2 cups of crunchies

Nutritional Profile (per 1/4 cup serving)

  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 0 g


  • Cooked Quinoa: 2 cups (about 370 g / 13 oz when cooked)
  • Olive Oil: 15 ml (0.5 oz)
  • Sea Salt: 2 g (0.07 oz)
  • Optional Spices: Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, etc.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the cooked quinoa on the baking sheet in a thin, even layer.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and your choice of spices.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Make sure the quinoa is spread thinly to ensure even crisping.
  • Experiment with different spices for variety in flavor.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep the crunchies crisp.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different types of quinoa?

Yes, any variety works well for this recipe.

How long do Quinoa Crunchies last?

Stored properly, they can last up to a week.

Can these be made without oil?

Yes, though the oil helps them crisp up and enhances flavor.