Broccoli Quinoa Bites
Recipe type: Savoury/Snack
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Serves: 12
These cheesy little bites are packed with protein and green goodness and make the perfect finger food for babies and toddlers. Once you've got the basics down, you can adapt infinitely - different grains, greens, cheeses or onions depending on what you have a little of left over in your fridge.
  • 1 mug cooked quinoa (I used a mixture of red, black and white here, hence the speckles)
  • 1 small crown broccoli, broken into florets, steamed and cooled
  • 1 spring onion, roughly sliced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp plain flour (you could also use a gluten free mix or chickpea flour here)
  • scrunch black pepper
  • olive oil, to bake
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a large tray with baking parchment.
  2. In a magimix or blender, blitz together the broccoli and quinoa until combined but not completely smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and cheese, then stir in the broccoli quinoa mush. Stir in the flour and black pepper then shape into 12 patties.
  3. Place the patties on your prepared baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until crisp and golden at the edges. Allow to cool slightly before serving - as the cheese cools they will firm up a little.
  4. Will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for several days. These bites can also be frozen for up to one month.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at