Quinoa Brittle

This nut-free brittle is our new favourite snack. We like to break it up over yoghurt or just eat as is from the jar. It would also be perfect served alongside my chocolate pots for a healthier-than-your-average but totally-delicious dinner party dessert.

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Makes one small kiln jar

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10 tbsp uncooked quinoa

6 tbsp oats

2 tbsp chia seeds

4 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil

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Preheat the oven to 180oC and line a large baking tray with baking parchment.

Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside. Place the maple syrup and coconut oil in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove immediately and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir to ensure that everything is evenly coated.

Tip the mixture onto the prepared baking tray and spread into an even layer with a spatula. Make it as thin and even as possible but also make sure there aren't any 'holes' in the layer. Place in the oven for 10 minutes before checking and rotating so that it cooks evenly. Cook for a further 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool completely before breaking into large shard. Store in an airtight container and snack as you please!