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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  • 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.

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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.


5 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.

Dec 14, 2013

Great recipe - easy - healthy!


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • 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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