Mini Baked Quinoa Patties Recipe -
Mini Baked Quinoa Patties Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Mini Baked Quinoa Patties

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"These baked quinoa patties make a perfect protein-packed finger food for toddlers; just break them into small pieces! Freeze extras and defrost when needed! Don't keep in the fridge for more than about 3 days."

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Stir quinoa, spinach, bread crumbs, eggs, and Colby cheese together in a bowl. Drop spoonfuls of the quinoa mixture onto the prepared baking sheets and press to desired thickness.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms of the patties are golden, about 15 minutes. Flip patties and bake until golden, about 5 minutes more.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute multigrain baby cereal for the bread crumbs if making for toddlers.

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 15, 2014

These are great! I'm a big quinoa eater, this is a nice variation. I followed the quinoa package direction when cooking (2 c water, 1 c quinoa)and added flavoring. Then mixed in fresh chopped spinach, only 3 eggs, and slightly more cheese with the called for ingredients. Plus, added some garlic salt, pepper, and rosemary. A winner for me, my husband, and 1 year old. Quick, easy, and healthy. Have plenty for the week.

Jan 10, 2014

The recipe was good, but a little bland. I added feta, garlic, cajun seasoning, pepper, and parsley when mixing everything together. I think I will also cook the quinoa in chicken broth next time instead of water.


9 Ratings

Apr 17, 2014

I thought I had leftover quinoa but it was couscous. It worked and was very good. Followed everything the same, except I put it in muffin tins to make little cups. Then baked until brown. Filled them with beef tips. Really tasty. My mom and husband really liked the taste and the uniqueness. Next time I will actually use quinoa.

May 18, 2015

Great recipe, my toddler loves these! I made these a couple times and I used shredded zucchini instead of spinach one of the times. Took your advice and made a bigger batch to freeze extra. This works out real well when you need something for snack time. Thank you for sharing:)

Feb 22, 2015

What a great jumping off point for creativity!

Oct 14, 2014

My kids and I like it! After reading some of the other reviews, I used chicken broth, diced garlic, and cumin to cook the quinoa. I also added feta, fresh parsley, and pepper to the ingredient list. I cooked them in the oven for 20 min, and then flipped and cooked another 10 min. (The first batch was 15 min and 5 min according to the instructions, but we thought they needed more toasting.) They turned out very tasty!

Dec 14, 2013

Great recipe - easy - healthy!

Jul 20, 2015

They are pretty good! I did add some garlic powder and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper.


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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