How to Make Your Own Quinoa Chips

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Start to Finish: 25 to 30 minutes
Servings: 4to 6
Difficulty: Beginner

Quinoa chips -- made simply from quinoa flour, water and a little salt -- are a scrumptious and healthy alternative to corn or potato chips. The quinoa chips are thicker, like pita chips, making them equally great as a snack on their own, or used with a salsa or dip. Homemade chips can be flavored with a number of spice combinations, leaving you with plenty of opportunities to experiment with your own quinoa chips.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet
  • Oil sprayer
  • Scissors

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil

Tip

  • If you don't have quinoa flour, rinse uncooked quinoa and dry it on a baking sheet. Then pulse it in a food process to create a coarse flour and proceed with the recipe.

Directions

Step 1: Heat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Mix the Quinoa Dough

Mix the flour and 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt together in a bowl. Add the water in increments, stirring constantly until the dough forms into a ball. If you don't have a dough hook or similar tool for your mixer, you may need to mix the dough by hand in the end.

Step 3: Shape the Quinoa Chips

Roll medium-sized balls of dough -- about 2 to 2 1/2 inches -- into flat circles. The quinoa chips will need to cook slightly in circles before being cut into chips.

Add vegetable oil to an oil sprayer and spritz both the baking sheet and the quinoa circles. As a substitute for a sprayer, you can very lightly brush the circles with the oil. Place the quinoa dough circles on the baking sheet.

Step 4: Bake the Chips

Bake the quinoa circles for seven minutes, then remove them from the oven.

Use the scissors to cut the circles into triangles and sprinkle them with the rest of the sea salt.

Spread the quinoa triangles on the baking sheet and return to the oven for another five to eight minutes.

Step 5: Cool and Serve

Take the chips out of the oven, allow to cool and serve.

Seasonings & Serving Suggestions

There are many flavor options for quinoa chips, just as there are with regular chips. Bon Appetit even has a cheesy Doritos flavored quinoa chip. Try a sea salt and lime mixture, using ranch dressing mix, chili powder or other seasoning salt mixes to flavor your quinoa chips. Sugar and cinnamon can make a sweet quinoa chip.

Quinoa chips are easily dipped as well. Try them with standards like salsa, guacamole, or a ranch tip, or mix it up and create your own dip using sour cream or Greek yogurt and various spices. If you go with a sweeter chip, try it with a caramel or cream cheese and powdered sugar dip.

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