PREP: 15 minutes
BAKE: 15- 20 minutes
SERVES: approx. 28 bites
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each).
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
I have been looking for some new healthy lunch ideas for the girls (and me) and some healthier snacks to have on hand. I found the recipe for these on the blog, So Very Blessed. These were very easy to make and really yummy. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to make them in a regular sized muffin tin. (It was a pain to clean out the mini muffin tin numerous times!) This was a great find! Enjoy!
Ok...so I guess I cook with quinoa a lot. The girls love it and I love that it is WAY less expensive than meat, but it is still a complete protein. This is a good alternative to mac n' cheese- dump the pasta and load up with quinoa! I even added in some sauteed, mashed up butternut squash to add some extra flavor and healthiness. The texture and color of the squash blends right in with the cheese and quinoa- no one will ever know that this version of mac n' cheese even has veggies hidden right inside. Yum!