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Italian Quinoa Bites

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 Quinoa Bites 1x



For the Quinoa Bites:

  • 1/2 c. dried quinoa, cooked with 1 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. Cara’s All-Purpose Blend
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 2 Tb water, let sit for 57 min
  • 1 Tbsp. sundried tomatoes (in oil), diced
  • 1 Tbsp. nondairy cheese of choice (optional)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp. nondairy milk

Bread Coating:

  • 1 c. Rice Chex (or other gluten free crunchy cereal)
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread coating ingredients together until well-mixed. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the quinoa bites ingredients. Form into balls with hands and coat with bread crumb mix.
  3. Place into skillet and cook on all sides until golden brown. Allow to drain on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle salt to season immediately. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.