Quinoa crackers – Crackers au quinoa

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Quinoa is a grain full of interesting nutritious values. Its entry on Wikipedia mentions that its protein content is very high (12%–18%), it contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest.

I have been cooking it for many years now, and it is about time that I post some quinoa recipes… I normally use it as side dish or in salad, but today, I decided to try one more version of my healthy crackers…

I am sending this recipe to Madhuram’s event: “Whole Grain Baking Event -Quinoa

Ingredients for a tray (about 40 crackers)
1 cup quinoa (cooked)
180g wholemeal flour (I mixed Kamut and Rye flour, but any wholemeal flour is ok, too)
75 g mixed seeds (for me: sunflower, sesame and flax seeds)
20 g olive oil
40g tahina (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch chilli powder
about 1 cup lukewarm water

Method:
Preheat the oven at 200°C.
Combine all the dry ingredients. Slowly add the water, kneading the dough until it become soft and easily manageable.
Sprinkle flour on your working place and roll the dough until about 3-4 mm thick.
Cut into the desire shapes (rectangle for me).
Put on a baking tray, covered with baking paper.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
When they are baked, let them cool down on a grid.


Crackers au quinoa

Le quinoa a des qualités nutritives très intéressantes. L’article de Wikipedia à son sujet mentionne qu’il contient une forte proportion de protéines, des acides aminés, des fibres et beaucoup de phosphore, fer et magnésium. En outre, il ne contient pas de gluten et est très facile à digérer!

Cela fait plusieurs années que je l’utilise en cuisine et c’est vraiment le moment que je poste quelques recettes de quinoa sur ce blog 🙂  Je l’utilise le plus souvent comme accompagnement ou en salade, mais aujourd’hui, j’ai eu envie d’une nouvelle version pour mes crackers complets…

J’envoie cette recette à l’événement de Madhuram: “Whole Grain Baking Event -Quinoa

Ingrédients pour une plaque (environs 40 crackers)
1 tasse de quinoa, cuit
180g farine (j’ai utilisé un mélange de farines de seigle et de kamut, mais une farine complète normale va bien aussi)
75g graines mélangées (tournesol, sésame et lin pour moi)
20g huile olive
1 c à c sel
40 g tahiné (purée de sésame)
1 tasse d’eau tiède

Préparation:
Préchauffer le four à 200 °C.
Mélanger tous les ingrédients secs.
Ajouter l’eau petit à petit et pétrir jusqu’à ce que la pâte soit homogène et facile à travailler.
Fariner le plan de travail.
Etaler la pâte sur une épaisseur de 3-4 mm.
Déposer sur un plaque, couverte de papier de cuisson.
Cuire au four pendant une vingtaine de minutes.
Laisser refroidir sur une grille.

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15 thoughts on “Quinoa crackers – Crackers au quinoa

  1. Vanessa, thank you very much for your kind words about my blog. These quinoa crackers look so amazing. It looks like its from a gourmet store. Thank you very much for sending it to the event.

  2. Je suis vraiment émerveillée par ce que tu as réalisé pour le concours Alice au pays des merveilles. C’est vraiment magnifique, ton papy serait fière de toi ! Bravo !

    Quand au crackers au quinoa, c’est un pur délice ! Mes invités pensaient que je les avaient achetés chez un grand pâtissier … Sublime !

  3. Wow! They look amazing! I need to set to and bake them – and maybe get some soft cheese to go with them!

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  5. Hey 🙂 I’m thinking of making these but was wondering how long they keep for? Theres only me and my boyfriend and I’m trying to decide whether to halve the recipe or make the whole lot.

    Thanks!

    • Hi!
      If you keep them in an air-tight container / tin box, they definitely keep for at least a week.
      The ones I usually make are not very big (approx 3x5cm), they might appear bigger on the picture.
      For me too, it is only the two of us and one batch does not last more than a few days… 😉

      • Thanks, I’ll go for the full batch in that case. They do look very moreish, will probably be gone in a couple of days like you said.

  6. Is one cup a measurement of the quinoa before its cooked or after? If its after, about how much raw quinoa will that be?

    Thanks again!

    • Hi Abi,
      One cup of cooked quinoa.
      With the quinoa I use, it means 1/2 cup of raw quinoa. I usually cook a whole cup and use half for the crackers and half to put in a salad or as side-dish!
      Have a great week-end!

  7. OMG, I have made a batch of your quinoa crackers yesterday and the whole batch is gone. Both my boyfriend and our kids love them!

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