I have always loved peanut brittle but disliked the sugar and butter that most traditional recipes call for. My friend Flo let me taste some she made; and, while it still has oil and maple syrup, it’s still a much healthier alternative for “once in a while.”

chef cartoon 1Ingredients

  • 3 cup raw chopped peanuts
  • 1½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 6 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix dry ingredients together.

Heat oil and maple syrup together in a small pan until melted.

Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into two portions and spread each one on a cookie sheet as thinly as possible.

Bake 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and score with a rubber spatula.

Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes, watching carefully to make sure it does not burn.

Allow to cook.


When cool, break into pieces and serve.