Mini Quinoa Patties

quinoa bites

Mini Quinoa Patties

IMG_9244By Hangrybabies  ,     , ,

February 20, 2015

This finger food has been a game changer in my household. I was looking for something nutritious and substantial that my picky twin toddlers would actually eat! I felt like I was only giving them cheese cubes and chopped fruit. But as soon as they took a bite of this soft, cheesy treat that breaks apart in your mouth (great for toddlers who still only have a couple teeth), I only saw small smiles and giggles as they got devoured. This is so good that even my husband and I couldn't stop eating them!

  • Yields: 50 patties
quinoa bites


2/3 cup quinoa

1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

2 clove minced garlic

2 eggs

2 tbsp 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese


1In a medium sauce pan, cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool.

2Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

3In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, onion, bell peppers, garlic, eggs, cream cheese and cheese.

4Put a heaping tablespoonful of quinoa mixture into prepared muffin cups.

5Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then gently remove from pan to cool completely.

1. Suitable for freezing
2. Depending on your toddler, you can either give him/her the entire patty OR you can chop it into small pieces.


1 Review

Athena Abrol

October 3, 2015

Great recipe. Am definitely going to try it.

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