Mini Baked Quinoa Patties 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.
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.Advertisement
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
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.
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.
Per Serving: 85 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 10.9g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 43.3mg; sodium 80.2mg. Substitute multigrain baby cereal for the bread crumbs if making for toddlers.