Cheezy broccoli quinoa bites (MM and GF)

Cheezy broccoli bites (MM and GF)

I have been posting a lot of recipes with quinoa lately, and today is no exception.  I am doing the Mary's mini, and quinoa is my starch.  But also, I really love how I feel when I eat quinoa.  It doesn't spike my sugars, and it is so versatile.  
This recipe is an easy one, and it gives you a great snack on the go.  I eat them cold, but you can eat right out of the oven, and even put a little gravy on them.  However you eat them, I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I do.


3 cups pre-cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped (raw) broccoli
3 green onions, chopped up small
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/2 tsp. black pepper (optional)
1/4 cup quinoa flour (I just ground some raw quinoa in a blender)
3 tablespoons water

Preheat your oven to 400°F
You will also need a large mixing bowl and a good, nonstick muffin pan (or you can line with muffin liners.

Place all but the quinoa flour and water into a bowl, and mix together well.  I used my hand, but you can use a spoon too.

After the ingredients are well combined, sprinkle the quinoa flour and water over the top, and with your hand, work it into the mix well.  You want an almost sticky feel.

Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.  
Now, you will distribute the mix into the muffin pan.  Stuff each one full, and with the back of a measuring cup or with your hand, and press each one down well.

(Depending on how big your muffin slots are, you can double this recipe too)

Now, everything is nice and tight, clean the top of the pan off, so you don't have little burnt quinoa all over.
Place into your preheated oven, and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove from oven. (If you want a little more crispy, you can add another 5-7 minutes)
Let sit on stove top for 10 minutes to rest.  With a small spatula or knife, loosen around the edges.  If you have them in liners, you don't need to worry about that.
As these cool, they will firm up.  You can serve hot, but they are really great cold.  This is a good snack/meal to take on trips.  Just put into a baggie or air tight container.  It has great flavor, so you really don't need any kind of dip.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
If you are wondering about other grains, yes, you can add those.  You could do this with a combo of 1c millet, 1c quinoa, and 1c brown rice.  You could use brown rice flour in place of the quinoa flour too.


  1. OMG, this is awesome! This is going to be my go-to food for traveling. Yum!!!

  2. Did you have to rinse the nasty stuff off the quinoa first? These look great.

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    2. Yes. Since you are cooking first, rinse good. :)

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