Broccoli and Cheese Quinoa Bites

Broccoli and Cheese Quinoa Bites
These tasty little savory bites combine broccoli and cheese with quinoa and egg. They're loaded with nutrition and packed with flavour.


I used this great tricolour quinoa, which is a combination of white, red and black organic quinoa. However, any kind of quinoa will work just fine.

Ingredients

Method

Bring water to the boil in a pot on the stove. Add quinoa and broccoli.

Reduce to a simmer, cook for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

Once cooked, pour cooked quinoa and broccoli into a large bowl.

Add cheese and mix until it has melted through.

Place bowl in the fridge and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes. Do not allow it to cool completely, it just needs to be cooled down enough so the egg won't cook when it's added in.

Preheat oven to 210 C (410 F) and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Remove bowl from fridge and add egg, mix through.

Drop small spoonfuls of the mixture onto prepared baking tray, evenly spaced.

Bake for 18 minutes, until they are just starting to brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes before removing from tray.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 days.


DID YOU KNOW...

  • Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, but steaming this vegetable provides the most health benefits.
  • Cheese is among the richest dietary sources of calcium, which plays an essential role in bone health.
 

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Nidhi
17/05/2017
Any substitute for egg? My kid is allergic to egg. Why do we need egg here? Is it a binding agent?
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
18/05/2017
Hi Nidhi, yes the egg works as a binding agent. I'm not sure if anything else would work well in it's place in this particular recipe. I will be posting a similar recipe very soon, however, which uses all the same ingredients (minus the egg!). It will be a broccoli and cheese quinoa bake, and it's very simple. Do all the same steps as this recipe, up until where you would add the egg. Instead of cooling the mixture down in the fridge, pour it into a baking dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake on approximately 200 C (390 F) until the top has turned golden brown. I will be posting a full recipe some time very soon. Unfortunately I cannot think of a way to make these broccoli and cheese quinoa bites egg free, as I'm not sure how well they'd hold together without the egg. But this new recipe does have the same nutritious ingredients, is very similar to prepare, and tastes great!
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