Quinoa Bites

I’m going to take a break from all of my posts about Spain for a bit and share a new favorite recipe with you today.  Have you discovered quinoa yet?  I love it!  Can’t get enough of it!  But I have to admit that as much as I love this little grain I sometimes get a little bored with the typical quinoa dishes.  Here is a funky twist – bake cooked quinoa in mini muffin tins, sneak in some veggies, add some seasonings and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine meal!

Quinoa Bites

  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrot
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.  Grease a mini muffin pan and fill to the top with the quinoa mixture.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Use a cheese grater to grate the carrots.

Toss all the remaining ingredients into the bowl.

Stir it all together.

Fill the mini muffin tin.

Bake 15-20 minutes.

Yummy!  Now that’s a perfect finger food!



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  1. I am bookmarking this page. I had quinoa a while ago and wasn’t thrill but recently I have made about 3-4 stellar recipes. I love it. This one is up next. I love how they look and they sound super delicious. Congrats on the Top 9!

  2. oh man, I love quinoa and these sound so yummy. I’m going to make them tonight! thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooh I love Quinoa and can totally imagine the delicious taste of these cuties :)

  4. I love quinoa when it’s done correctly, and this definitely looks flavorful. Congratulations on making the Top 9!

  5. candice

    Did you cook the quinoa before mixing it in with the other ingredients?

  6. I can’t wait to try these muffins:) They sound delicious. Thanks for the great post!

  7. Kelly

    Even better is to cook your quinoa in broth for added flavour rather than just plain water. I’m sure it would give an added dimension to these tasty looking treats.

    • Whitney

      Absolutely! I love to cook quinoa in low sodium veggie or chicken broth. You can even add spices to the broth for more complexity! Happy Cooking!

  8. Kathy

    I also can not wait to try these! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  9. Yum! I love quinoa. And I love how versatile this is – you could use just about any vegetable you had a surplus of or change up the seasonings so many different ways! Too smart.

  10. I recently discovered it and love it. Your recipe looks fantastic. I will be trying this one for sure.

  11. Nathalie Bosse

    Just wondering… I love quinoa but my spouse is allergic to it. Any ideas as to what I could use as a substitute in this yummy recipe that would come close to the completeness of quinoa? I was thinking perhaps millet. Thanks!

    • Whitney

      Millet might work. I think couscous would definitely work but you will get more carbs without the extra protein that you get with the quinoa.

  12. These look great. Nutritious and adorable! :)

  13. These look very tasty, good for a party snack too!! Great idea to put quinoa in a mini quiche!!

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  15. Debbie

    I have been dying to make these ever since I saw the recipe. I finally made them today, and they did not disappoint! They were so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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