Maple Toasted Quinoa

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Maple toasted quinoa has become one of my staple items… and I don’t let just any food become a staple.  Not only does it add a great crunch to yogurt, it is packed with protein and stomach-filling fiber.

This is my favorite way to prepare quinoa. You might just become addicted.


Maple Toasted Quinoa

Yields 4 servings // Prep time 5 minutes // Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil

Serve with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix quinoa with syrup and oil and spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crisp and golden brown. Stir occasionally to evenly brown the quinoa. This takes about 10 minutes.

2. Transfer to a plate and let cool to room temperture. Store in air tight container at room temperature for no more than one month.

3. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons over 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and fresh berries.







Author: April Murray

Hi, I’m April! Welcome to The Thin Kitchen, a blog that delivers engaging, colorful content aimed at both weight loss and providing healthy recipes and dietitian tips! I’m a Registered Dietitian, food lover and health enthusiast. I grew up in Orange County and currently live in Newport Beach with my miniature Australian Shepard named Lucy. The information and tips that I’ll provide you are a direct reflection of what’s in my kitchen, and of how I live my own life. I hope that my recipes and posts inspire you to continue on a path toward your healthiest, fittest, happiest you. xoxo April (and Lucy)

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