Popped Quinoa

So the question has come up

Where can I get popped quinoa from?

My honest answer? Probably Amazon. When I first had the need for it retailers such as Costco and Holland and Barrett seemed like natural choices but I didn’t really find anything and what I did see involved delivery which hardly satisfied my ‘need it now’ deserve.

After a little research I realised that it’s in fact very easy to make, so you guessed it, I tested it out and now make my own. I sprinkle mine on more or less everything – yoghurt, ice cream, homemade chocolate slabs, homemade granola and I love the light crunch and nutty flavoured that it brings. Plus quinoa is packed with loads of goodness (I use an organic one so even better).

Here is my guide to popped quinoa – beware, these bad boys will toast quickly if you don’t watch them!


Makes half a cup of popped quinoa

Half a cup of uncooked quinoa 


Prep: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Ready in: 10 mins

  • Heat a shallow non stick pan
  • Add a tablespoon of quinoa to the hot pan, ensuring that the seeds are not overcrowded.
  • Watch them fly! Like popcorn, these babies will jump so mind how you go!
  • Pour popped quinoa into a bowl and repeat the process until all of the seeds are popped. They will be transformed into light, puffy granules.
  • Allow the quinoa to cool and then store in an airtight container.
  • Sprinkle over your food of choice when ready to use.

Pretty simple right?


7 Comments Add yours

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  2. Healthy and Psyched says:

    I’m definitely going to have a go. Do you have to put a lid on it or not?


    1. Estella Bryan says:

      You can use a lid if you wish but generally I don’t as the seeds don’t jump too high and aren’t in the pan for very long.


      1. Healthy and Psyched says:

        Okay awesome, thanks for the tips

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  3. We love quinoa. It’s so tasty and versatile, and generally pretty forgiving to experiment with

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  4. Thats a great alternative to the usual popcorn! Thanks for sharing!

    Sabrina – http://www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com


    1. Estella Bryan says:



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