I can honestly say I had never seen nor tasted anything like Qrunch Toastables.
I picked up a box of the Cinnamon-Vanilla at Whole Foods with limited expectations. But I quickly warmed to the nourishing appeal. Some describe Qrunch Toastables as “hearty waffles”, but I’d call them very distant cousins at best. Rather, I think they’re thick and hearty like a slab of baked polenta, but just a touch more firm and “crusty”. There is a perfect touch of sweetness to address those morning cravings without overdoing it.
In fact, I was AMAZED to see that the Cinnamon-Vanillla has just 1 gram of sugar per Toastable! Shockingly, just 120 calories. No joke, this is the most filling 120 calories I’ve eaten in quite some time. Organic millet, quinoa, and amaranth top the ingredients – a nice balance of grains that keeps the quinoa bitterness from rearing it’s head. Qrunch recommends topping their Toastables with a drizzle of maple syrup, jam, or nut butter. I used a savory nut butter as no more sweetener was needed for my taste buds. This made for several comforting, earthy breakfasts with a hot mug of tea.
My only complaint about Toastables is that they are a bit fragile. With a name like that, I want to be able to fire them in the toaster, worry-free. I had to be very gentle though. Each grain-filled slab was just a misguided pop-up away from crumbling and breaking. Once prepared, I found them easiest (and the most fun!), to carefully eat out of hand like a slice of toast. When enjoyed like waffle, with a fork, it was a bit more of messy undertaking.
If you’re nervous about the idea of quinoa for breakfast (these are definitely for whole grain lovers), you may want to trial Qrunch Quinoa Burgers first.
The Facts on Qrunch Quinoa Breakfast Toastables
Price: $5.99 per 4-pack
Certifications: Qrunch Quinoa Breakfast Toastables are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Gluten Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Qrunch Quinoa Breakfast Toastables are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Qrunch website at qrunchfoods.com.
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Lightly sweet with low sugars and calories
These unique whole grain slabs are reminiscent of polenta, but with the heartier blend of organic millet, quinoa, and amaranth. I was beyond impressed with the warm, lightly sweet, breakfast-worthy flavor and the unbelievably low sugars and calories – they’re seriously filling! The only catch was the execution. Though relatively cohesive, they required extra care in both preparation and consumption to keep extreme crumbling at bay.