Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

Ok, glorious pics these are not but they sure are tasty snacks! It’s shocking I know, but I’m slowly coming out of my mango on everything phase and am now slowly getting into my apple on everything phase. (you have been warned)

These little bites actually I threw together for my mom who is babysitting my nephew for the weekend. He’s almost two and loves his snacks. That is a trait we definitely share, it must be hereditary. I baked them in a small muffin tin pan so that they were the perfect size for his little kiddo hands but they should work in a large, regular sized muffin tin as well.

The trick to these is just packing them down a bit to get everything to hold together. I highly recommend your hands. You could use a spoon but let’s face it, smashing food with your hands is just way more fun. I preheated the oven and had these all mixed up before the oven was even at the right temp. That is how quickly they come together.

They stay good for about a week if you put them in an airtight container or you can freeze them up. Enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 1 c. cooked quinoa
  • 1 c. quick cooking oats
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 c. Apple, small dice
  • 2 Tbsp. flax meal
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350. Spray a small muffin pan with a nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flax meal and water. Stir and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine quinoa and oats.
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and spices. Add to the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  • Mix in the diced apple and flax meal mixture.
  • Using a spoon (or hands! I prefer this method) drop mixture into muffin pan. I packed it down slightly to make the mixture more firm.
  • Place in oven and bake roughly 20-25 minutes or until bites are firm to the touch.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!

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