Thursday, April 11, 2013

Quinoa Bites!

I'm alive! And back with a delicious recipe you must try tonight! Quinoa bites! Full of sweet and spicy flavors.

These are some pretty tasty little things. If you need a healthy, savory appetizer or a side to your main dish--these are your ticket! I put these together in no time, and got them out of the oven as the evening sunset was fading away.

I ate these with some homemade chili. They're probably the perfect accompaniment to some delicious minestrone soup! I adapted the recipe from this lovely blog.


2 cups cooked quinoa  = about 1 cup dried quinoa + 2 cups water  (you'll have some extra)
3/4 cups Gruyere cheese, grated  (I used Gouda because that's what Sprout's had and--let's be honest--gouda is delicious)
2 eggs, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp Siracha sauce
1/2 tsp salt  (I didn't use salt)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs  (I used oat bran instead)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix everything together in a bowl.
3. Spoon out mixture into a greased cupcake pan. Fill each cup up to the top and pat down firmly. I barely managed to fill all cups in a 12 muffin-cup pan.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until nice and browned on top.
5. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve these nice and warm!


  1. You need to add a Pinterest button to make this easier on me because I swear I pin all your recipes to try later.

  2. Replies
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      OH R2, I love you too!

  3. I didn't know you made quinoa bites! I want that AND please pair it with minestrone honey.