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How to Make Quinoa Puffs Like A Pro

Make Quinoa Puffs

On Instagram, food blogs with smoothie bowls are ruling! Everything has such a gorgeous touch, some of them seem too good to eat. Furthermore, many of them feature exotic fruits and edible flowers that just aren’t realistic. In my kitchen, I always aim to create the most impressive meals with the least amount of money or fuss. I recently came across “puffed” quinoa. So I set upon to learn how to make quinoa puffs.

It’ s aΒ relatively simple thing to make quinoa puffs.

Quinoa is a highly balanced “grain.” The protein content in quinoa is higher than in most grains. I used quotations because their protein content actually excludes them from being a grain at all, it’s actually a pseudo-cereal. Kind of a seed, king of a grain. Quinoa will “pop” or “puff” much like popcorn will, just with a little less show. TheyΒ do not quadruple in size like a kernel of corn, but they do pop out of your pan and expand in size a little.

The biggest benefit to puffing your quinoaΒ is the nutty flavor it takes on and the niceΒ crunch. This makes it a perfect addition to oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, smoothie bowls, or even to eat as a cereal, although I think it’s much better as a garnish. Once you learn how to make quinoa puffs you can garnish your plates like an Instagram pro!

How to Make Quinoa Puffs

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Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2-1 cup pre-rinsed quinoa
  • Pot at least 6 inches deep with a lid
  • Optional: 1 tbsp of oil (this will give a crispier puff and a nuttier flavor)

Instructions

1

Preheat the pot with the oil in it over medium heat (if you're using oil)

2

Add the quinoa to the pot so that it covers the bottom

3

Cover with lid and proceed to move the quinoa around in the pot while it begins to pop. This ensure's you aren't burning anything (although the quinoa WILL brown a bit)

4

Continue popping until there's a few second between each pop

5

Pull from heat, allow to cool, and serve

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