Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy and Cheesy Quinoa Bites

These are a tasty, and reasonably healthy, treat we whip up when we want a warm savory snack. I make a large batch of quinoa in the beginning of the week for lunches, and often we have it as a side dish- so I just grab some from the fridge (it makes great leftovers!) and pop these together.

Preheat your oven to 400, and spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick pray, or brush with the tiniest of olive oil.

In a bowl, mix together

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (mine is often mixed white & red, yum!)
  • 1/4-3/4 cup shredded cheese. Any kind or mixed kinds. If it is strongly flavored, you may wish to use less. 
  • 1 beaten egg
  • a pinch of salt
  • pepper or other seasonings to taste. 
Use a cookie scoop, or spoons to divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups. Don't pack tightly. 

Bake 12-18 minutes, or until golden and the edges just start to crisp.