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Quinoa Sticks | Crackers | Gluten Free Vegan

Looking for gluten free breadsticks? Take a look at these quinoa sticks made with cooked quinoa and a variety of whole seeds and nuts. Crunchy, crispy and delicious gluten free vegan quinoa crackers that pair well with dips, soup or salads. Also enjoy these healthy quinoa snacks by themselves whenever you need a more nutritious protein filled bite.

Quinoa Sticks, Crackers Great As Snack

These quinoa sticks are a great substitute to gluten filled breadsticks or crackers especially when you can’t have gluten or dairy or don’t like the ingredients found in a typical store-bought snack which has 20+ fake ingredients.

These quinoa crackers are great as a snack (by themselves) or eaten with salads, dips or soups. T

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Quinoa Sticks | Crackers – With Real Ingredients

I like to use in my recipes real ingredients, not just lots of starches and eggs. It is also important for me to get a crunchy tasty finish and that’s what these gluten free vegan quinoa sticks deliver.

Quinoa is a whole-grain seed often favored by vegetarians and vegans for its high protein content. It is also a rich source of resistant starch, which makes a perfect base for ingredients to stick together.

Therefore in this recipe I didn’t use quinoa flour but some cooked quinoa instead. The flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and walnuts are packed with healthy nutrients plus they provide some crunchiness too!

Looking for quinoa snack recipes? This is a healthy quinoa snack – vegan gluten free - made with cooked quinoa and a variety of healthy seeds and nuts. These quinoa crackers / sticks are one of those healthy snacks for kids that you can grab on the go, throw in your bag, or even take for work. #quinoasnack #quinoacrackers #healthy #vegan #glutenfree #snack

A Healthy Quinoa Snack

It’s pretty much impossible to just go to the store and buy vegan gluten free snacks without additives, so why not make them yourself. I like that these quinoa sticks can be enjoyed as a snack as well , on the road, in your purse or you can even pack them in your kid’s lunch box. They will keep your hunger satiated for sure whenever it hits you.

Looking for healthy savory snack ideas? This healthy vegan snack recipe will provide satiation and energy! These quinoa sticks is the perfect gluten free vegan snack that you can grab on the go, for road trips, for work or for kids lunch box. Simple quick and easy to make! Perfect for clean eating too! #snackideas #healthy #vegan #vegansnacks

How To Make Quinoa Sticks / Crackers

  • Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.
  • In food processor, add all ingredients together and mix until just combined and smooth.
  • Scoop the dough onto a piece of parchment paper large enough to cover a baking sheet. Spread with a spoon a little and then proceed with a rolling pin until is thin enough for your liking. To avoid sticking cover the mixture with some plastic wrap before rolling.
  • Cut into 1 cm wide sticks with a pizza cutter and bake until slightly brown. The result should be crispy crunchy quinoa sticks!

Tip: let the quinoa sticks cool completely before handling, they can be fragile while warm. Then you can divide and separate and store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Watch the video below for more visual instructions and let me know how it turned out for you!

Quinoa Stick Or Breadsticks Gluten Free Vegan Snack
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Quinoa Sticks | Crackers | Gluten Free Vegan Snack

Looking for gluten free breadsticks? Take a look at these quinoa sticks made with cooked quinoa and a variety of whole seeds and nuts. Crunchy, crispy and delicious gluten free vegan quinoa crackers that pair well with dips, soup or salads. Also enjoy these healthy quinoa snacks by themselves whenever you need a more nutritious protein filled bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 50 quinoa sticks
Calories: 41.2kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa - chilled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts - or pecans
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves - or other dried herbs
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt, - adjust to your preference
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil - or other oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup - optional, or other sweetener

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. 
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor. Mix until you get a smooth paste, scraping the sides a few times if necessary. 
  • Scoop the paste onto a piece of parchment paper large enough to cover a baking sheet. Spread with a spoon as much a possible and then proceed with a rolling pin until it's thin enough for your liking (a little less than 1/4 inch). To avoid sticking cover the mixture with a piece of plastic wrap before rolling.  See video for visual instructions.
  • Once the paste is spread evenly, cut into 1 cm wide sticks with a pizza cutter and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 370 F. Then turn the temperature down to 300 F and bake for another 50 minutes.
  • Cut again to define the margins if necessary.
  • Handle after they are completely cooled down.

Video

Quinoa Sticks / Crackers (Gluten Free, Vegan Snack)

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Notes

 

Tips For Making Quinoa Sticks / Crackers

 
  1. In this recipe you can use white quinoa, red or a mix of both. The flavor of white quinoa is less noticeable, so that’s what I like to use.
  2. The amount of liquid needed in the recipe can vary depending on how dry is your quinoa porridge. Add little by little and work your way up if necessary.
  3. The addition of oil (fat) gives these quinoa sticks crispness, so I recommend not skipping this step. You can use some vegan butter, or other preferred oil.
  4. If you prefer sweet snacks, you can add more sweetener: maple syrup or coconut sugar. The sugar also helps with forming a nice crust.
  5. Store the quinoa sticks / crackers in a an airtight container for up to a week.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1quinoa stick | Calories: 41.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3.9mg | Potassium: 27.1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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Recipe Rating




Kerrie G

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

These are very tasteful!! And easy and packed with good nutrients. As my husband and I are eating them, we are already planning the next time we will be making them! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe:)

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

My pleasure, I'm glad you liked them!

Bianca

Sunday 16th of January 2022

Oh yes!

I'm an Italian food lover who recently decided to go through a full detox and abandoned an already healthy diet for a gluten, dairy, meat and "number free" diet. So only clean, wholesome food in my recipes now..

I rarely take the time to leave a comment but your recipe deserves to be tried and loved as it is absolutely delicious. I found it at 2pm yesterday and rushed to bake these sticks at 245pm, immediately after the quinoa was cooked and chilled. I was devouring them with my son, 7 year old and food lover like me, for afternoon tea with my avocado deep and my cashew cheese sauce ..

The simplicity of its execution, its perfect texture, the exactly amount of ingredients recommended, its flavour..everything is exactly as you describe. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and this spectacularly delicious recipe.

I'm already up preparing the next batch for my best friend, my health couch, who will absolutely adore these sticks!

(My only suggestion would be to add a note about the amount of dry quinoa we need to cook and chill, as most readers will start from dry quinoa. And since quinoa increases 3 times when cooked, suggest to divide the cooked volume by three: 2/3 cup dry quinoa = 2 cups cooked quinoa).

And as soon as my fruit and veggies supplier delivers cauliflower and beetroot, I'm going to bake your beet and cauliflower crackers. Can't wait. Have a great day and please keep posting!!! Bianca

HealthyTasteOfLife

Monday 17th of January 2022

Thank you Bianca for taking the time and sharing your thoughts, I truly appreciate it. And thank you for your suggestion, I'll include that info as soon I have the chance. Happy baking! :)

maryam

Thursday 1st of October 2020

wow wow

Kay

Thursday 20th of August 2020

Hello, this looks great and really healthy. Do you know if I would be able to sub whole flax for ground flax?

HealthyTasteOfLife

Friday 21st of August 2020

Sure absolutely!

thiquangvu

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

Thank you so much, while your recipe is new for me

HealthyTasteOfLife

Thursday 25th of June 2020

My pleasure!