Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa Bites
Picture this: tender quinoa bites infused with the goodness of cheddar and the earthy essence of broccoli. A delightful blend of flavors and textures that’s as nutritious as it is satisfying. It’s a recipe that brings together the wholesome appeal of quinoa, the comfort of melted cheddar, and the vibrant touch of broccoli florets. Whether you’re hosting a family brunch or seeking a quick afternoon snack, these Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa Bites have got you covered.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop spoonfuls of the quinoa mixture and shape them into bite-sized patties. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until the quinoa bites are golden brown and crisp on the edges.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yields: Approximately 20 quinoa bites
These Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa Bites are the perfect blend of cheesy, savory, and wholesome. Packed with protein-rich quinoa and the vibrant goodness of broccoli, they make for a delightful appetizer or snack.
Nutrition information: Calories per bite – 82, Carbohydrates – 6.4g, Protein – 4.2g, Fat – 4.2g
Picture yourself savoring each bite of these quinoa and cheddar delights. The nutty quinoa, the creamy melted cheddar, and the pop of broccoli in every bite. Serve them with a tangy dipping sauce or enjoy them on their own. These Cheddar Broccoli Quinoa Bites are more than just a snack; they’re a testament to how simple ingredients can come together to create something truly delicious and wholesome.