Tricolore Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!

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Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!

I keep slipping into thinking that I’m superhuman at times. That I can – all at once – be present with my kids, feel like the juicy, inspired woman I am at my core, juggle 5 awesome projects, stay in (at least decent) touch with friends and family, and every-freaking-thing else in between.

When a couple of months back, Fabian needed to increase his weekly time at work (we’ve pretty much done 50/50 at home with the babes/at work, this past year) I freaked out a little at first but then felt incredibly at ease. It all made me realize that I had tripped into that super-human mode again and that it was time to re-evaluate. Since I’m such an A type of go-go-go person (ironically with a slight touch of lazy) this slipping seem to happen to me every 1.5 years or so.

These past years have been such an epically fun whirlwind work-wise and now I’m managing to focus even better on fewer projects and it feels good. I had to turn down a few things that I truly wish I could have driven and you may have noticed the decrease (mildly put) in blogging. But if I’m meant to have fun and be of service to this world for a little longer than 28 years, I’ve gotta learn to simplify. Can you relate?

To top off those prevailing work things (our soon-to-launch food concept in Malmö to name one!) as cliché as it sounds, our kids are never going to be this little again and we’re building our dream home. AND TODAY I’M LAUNCHING THE BUILDING PROCESS SITE. Yeah, it’s that exciting.

Although it’s a true love of mine and will be forever, it’s never been only been about the sharing of plant-passionate recipes. It was always about the whole picture. The wildly fun, fab and real life with a green-ish spin. And so..

..I’m buzzing with excitement as I finally get to welcome you to: THE WILDLYH HOME. The place for green-ish building in a modern, busy lifestyle and the place where I’ll document our building process.

I have some sensationally thrilling things and recipes happening here on Earthsprout this summer so watch this space and in the meantime, let’s build a home, shall we?!

Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!

A note on these Tricolore Puff Treats

Because we hang out on the land all the time these days, it’s more essential than ever to pack good snacks. And, they have to be easy to make. These are on the treat-y side of the snack scale but with ingrediens that the whole family can enjoy. Caspian and Fabians favorite is the Raw Chocolate one, Avalons is the Miso Caramel and my favorite (right now) is the Creamy Matcha. It’s the perfect treat to have in the fridge for unexpected guests of all ages, and of course when those sudden cravings for a little somethin’ somethin’, happen. 

We always have popped quinoa at home because it makes everything from bars, raw balls, mueslis, granolas, smoothie bowls and desserts taste just a little better. They give whatever it is you’re eating a tasty push nutrition-wise and no one will complain about the slight caramel-y notes of popcorn. Let me tell you, complete protein has never tasted better than these Quinoa Puff Treats. 

I do not pop the quinoa myself since I found the process a bit disheartening (50% popped, 50% burned). Popped amaranth (which this recipe also calls for) is much easier to make at home in a hot skillet. Just don’t sweat it if you feel pressed for time. Store-bought puffs work like a charm.  

To this day I have no idea where the timely cookie cutter came from. The day before I had this photoshoot scheduled, I found it in a drawer in our kitchen. So.. thanks Universe. 

 

Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!

Tricolore Quinoa Puff Treats

Do you need something sweet, salty and exciting really fast? These cookies are the answer to your prayers. Filled to the brim with good-for-you-ness from the popped quinoa and amaranth, healthy fats, probiotics (the miso!), antioxidants (the matcha and raw chocolate!) ..and the list goes on. Chose one of the three flavors (or make them all!), stir the ingredients together, spread out, refrigerate and cut. Easy Peasy Puff. Your spring picnic treats are ready to go-go! A note on the cacao butter: If you can’t get a hold of it, it’s fine to use only coconut oil but the cookies will be more sensitive to heat and just a little less tasty.

Raw Chocolate
1 cup quinoa puffs
1/3 cup amaranth puffs (alternatively use more quinoa puffs. Millet puffs works too)
1/3 heaping cup raw cacao powder
4 tbsp cacao butter, melted
3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp nut butter of your choice
1 tbsp date syrup (you can use any liquid sweetener but the date + chocolate marries well)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla powder
pinch of quality salt

  1. Gently melt the cacao butter and coconut oil in a waterbath (if your coconut oil is very smooth and liquid-y already there is no need to melt it). Measure and add both oils to a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and blend well with a spatula. 
  2. Line a tray / baking dish / mold of any sort with baking paper.
  3. Add puffed chocolate mixture into the dish and press with the backside of a spoon ensuring that the mixture get’s pressed together tightly. 
  4. Let rest in the fridge until set, about 5 minutes. Cut into squares with a sharp knife or use fun cookie cutters. Store in the fridge

Creamy Matcha
1 cup puffs (I did a mix of amaranth and quinoa puffs)
1/3 cup coconut flakes
3 tbsp coconut cream (scooped out from the solid top layer of a can of coconut milk that’s been refrigerated overnight)
4 tbsp cacao butter, melted
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp matcha (a powdered green tea)

1 tbsp raw honey (you can use any liquid sweetener but the honey + matcha marries well)
1/4 tsp vanilla
pinch of quality salt

  1. Gently melt the cacao butter and coconut oil in a waterbath (if your coconut oil is very smooth and liquid-y already there is no need to melt it). Measure and add both oils to a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and blend well with a spatula. 
  2. Line a tray / baking dish / mold of any sort with baking paper.
  3. Add puffed chocolate mixture into the dish and press with the backside of a spoon ensuring that the mixture get’s pressed together tightly. 
  4. Let rest in the fridge until set, about 5 minutes. Cut into squares with a sharp knife or use fun cookie cutters. Store in the fridge

Miso Caramel
1 cup quinoa puffs
1/3 sesame seeds, unhulled
4 tbsp cacao butter, melted
3 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
3 tsp light miso paste
3 tbsp nut butter of your choice
1 tbsp quality maple syrup (you can use any liquid sweetener but the maple + miso marries well)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla powder

  1. Gently melt the cacao butter and coconut oil in a waterbath (if your coconut oil is very smooth and liquid-y already there is no need to melt it). Measure and add both oils to a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and blend well with a spatula. 
  2. Line a tray / baking dish / mold of any sort with baking paper.
  3. Add puffed chocolate mixture into the dish and press with the backside of a spoon ensuring that the mixture get’s pressed together tightly. 
  4. Let rest in the fridge until set, about 5 minutes. Cut into squares with a sharp knife or use fun cookie cutters. Store in the fridge

 

Quinoa Puff Treats + Launching The Wildlyh Home Blog!
Come hang with me on our land! The Wildlyh Home is loaded with exciting things this launch week and there is so much more to come.

I am truly so grateful for you incredible kindness and rocking support on the crazy journey. With all the love /Elenore

14 Comments

  1. Valentina | The Blue Bride
    18 maj, 2017

    They sound so interesting! I’m following your project’s new website and it looks to me like you’re really a superhuman!

    Reply
    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      Hiya darling! Oh my goodness, far from superhuman.. It’s a crazy balancing act that require lots of structure with a hefty dose of intuition-following. Always cheering you on too! Hugs!

      Reply
  2. Rebeca
    19 maj, 2017

    Holy deliciousness! All of them look fantastic, but the raw chocolate one is calling my name. Plan for the weekend.
    I checked your home’s website yesterday and, wow, it blew my mind! I’ve never built a home, so I had no idea about all those options. So exciting (and overwhelming, I’m sure!), I’ll be following along.

    Reply
    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      Hey Rebeca! Yaaaay! I’m so darn excited that you’ll be following a long! It’s a steep learning curve for sure but it’s SO FUN! Oh, let me know how you like them cookies, babe!

      Reply
  3. Natalia
    19 maj, 2017

    I have been always avoided buying puffed quinoa because I wanted to learn to make them home, but now I understand your vision on it! Thanks for the recipe, i can’t wait to try the miso-sesame version!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      I hear you Natalia! I was the same.. until I realized I was just not interested in burning precious little seeds. I buy them in bulk and it’s so awesome to have at home. Let me know how the un-baking goes!

      Reply
  4. Evelina
    19 maj, 2017

    Sorry but I don’t see the matcha qty on your recipe

    Reply
    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      Hey Evelina! So sorry! It’s 1/2 tbsp! Happy un-baking!

      Reply
  5. Jessie Snyder
    19 maj, 2017

    Oh girl! You are a superwoman. Even by pairing back and taking a few things off of your plate, that’s makes you one even more so. I am so stinking excited to follow along on your home building project :) thank you for taking us along with you! It’s always been a dream of mine, so I’ll live through you <3. And these snacks?! And that cookie cutter?! Too much, love love love.

    Reply
    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      You are the sweetest thing my lovely Jessie! Thank you truly for the encouragement, I can’t tell you how much it means that you just get it. HUGGGGGZZZ! Always cheering along you’re journey too, babe. Have a sweet sunday with your honey!

      Reply
  6. Lea M
    20 maj, 2017

    Hi! I think you forgot the matcha in the ingredient list in the second one! What quantity is needed? Thanks x

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    • ElenoreEarth
      21 maj, 2017

      Yep, sorry about that :( I hope you get a moment to make them! Please include 1/2 tsp of matcha to get it right! Best, Elenore

      Reply
  7. Jasna
    21 maj, 2017

    How cool! I love quinoa, millet and amamranth puffs. This recipe reminds me of that similar one from Amy Chaplin I love so much!

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  8. Elena
    24 maj, 2017

    Hi Elenore,

    These recipes look wonderful, thanks for sharing them! I checked our local Whole Foods and another health food store and they don’t sell puffed quinoa. Where specifically do you buy your puffed quinoa in bulk, I think it will be less expensive if I buy it in bulk, rather than in the small bags I saw they sell on Amazon and some of them don’t have great reviews. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to make all these treats!

    Elena

    Reply

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