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Gluten Free and Vegan Quinoa Sticks

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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.

INGREDIENTS (for 50 pieces)

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.  Then you can divide and separate and store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Add Quinoa to your diet, see our meal plans here! Eat Clean, Live Lean, Clean Meals Miami.