Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with parchment paper.Make date paste:If you choose to use this instead of maple syrup. To make date paste, soak 1 cup raw medjool dates (10-12) in water overnight; pit, blend into paste with ½ cup water.Puff or pop quinoa: Rinse the cup of raw quinoa, pat dry, and put in a deep pan on the stove, high heat, stirring for about 3-6 minutes until it seems mostly popped. The popping noise and size is much less dramatic than popcorn. Quinoa tastes nuttier this way, and yet nutritional profile stays intact.
Make Quinoa Crackers
In one bowl, mix all ingredients with a spoon.
Don't use mixer or blender or you'll pulverize the popped quinoa. It's okay nutritionally to break up quinoa, it's just a crunchier experience if it stays intact.
Pour into a square 8" x 8" parchment-lined square cake pan, or press into mold and freeze overnight. Remove, cut circles if you opted for the non-mold method.
Top the circles with hazelnut butter or coconut cream, and fruit!
Oh, they melt kind of fast, so keep them frozen until ready to eat. Use date paste (see recipe below) instead of maple syrup for more nutrients and fiber and less sugar.