Popped Quinoa


I’ve never had a particularly sweet tooth – always preferred savoury food and snacks.

Not craving melty chunks of chocolate is probably making this diet a little easier for me than some.

What I do miss however, are warm comforting things like cereal and rice pudding.

So. todays discovery was a sweet one for me – Popped quinoa. Close enough to popped rice cereal for me, with warm almond milk and a little xylitol.



  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Spread quinoa on a baking sheet in a single layer and allow to dry completely. You can also place quinoa in a large skillet over low heat and cook until dry.
  2. Heat oil in a popcorn popper and allow the popper to get warm. Add quinoa and cook for about 5 minutes or until quinoa is popped and lightly browned.
  3. As an alternative, you can heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa and cover pan. Cook, shaking pan often to prevent burning, until quinoa is lightly browned.
  4. Let quinoa cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Or buy it pre-popped in a bag!

I’ve already got a few other ideas….watch this space!


2 comments on “Popped Quinoa

  1. Pingback: Hazelnut coconut quinoa bars | sweet enough thanks

  2. Pingback: Popped quinoa coconut bars (edited recipe) | sweet enough thanks

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