Protein Packed Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato and Black Beans

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These delicious quinoa bites are packed with protein for a healthy snack that will keep you feeling full all afternoon!

These Protein Packed Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato & Black Beans are a delicious and healthy snack that will keep you feeling full all afternoon!  Gluten free and vegan!

 

 I meant to get this post up last night, but there’s been sickness going around in the house.  Eli showed signs of a cold first, so I’m going to go ahead and blame this on him.  Thankfully his only seemed to last for a day but now I’m sick, exhausted and out of commission.  But, in true blogger fashion, I’m writing this post instead of napping :)

But, I just had to share these Quinoa and Sweet Potato Bites with you because they’re so good!  I’m constantly looking for healthy snacks that I can make ahead, so they are always there ready when my mid-day hunger hits.  If I don’t have these healthy snack options around I always just go straight for the chips.  And it turns out I can put away a lot of chips in a very short time!

These Protein Packed Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato & Black Beans are a delicious and healthy snack that will keep you feeling full all afternoon!  Gluten free and vegan!

 

Now I’m going to go take a nap and hope that we are all healthy by the weekend so we can go out and enjoy!  I hope you all have a wonderful last few days of the week and an awesome weekend!

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Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato and Black Beans


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 22
  • Category: Appetizer, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until everything is combined.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, you want to make sure it is sprayed well so nothing sticks. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins using a tablespoon, and pat down the top of each one. Bake until cooked through and holding together, about 15-20 mins. Enjoy warm or cold. Delicious when dipped in guacamole!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m always looking for more savory mid afternoon snacks, and this is such a great idea. I love making fritters but they’re not the quickest to cook one at a time. So I love these are baked instead. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. dg says

    Thanks for this, they resemble cookies. I’m wondering if I could make a sweet version by replacing the spices with sugar and vanilla extract, and replacing the black beans with chocolate chips. I guess I’d have to add oil or butter. Do you have any cookie recipes with quinoa? Thank you.

    • She Likes Food says

      I don’t have a quinoa cookie recipe on my site, but I’m sure there is someone out there that does have one!

  3. Paula says

    This looks delicious- I might try modifying it by using canned pumpkin puree rather than sweet potatoes, for simplicity’s sake. Thanks for the recipe! =)

  4. Bobbi says

    This recipe has my favorite foods and seasoning: sweet potatoes, quinoa,
    cilantro, and cumin. I think you developed it just for me! Thank you!

  5. Cat says

    These looks great for an on the go no mess lunch. Do you know how long they keep in the fridge and are they freezer friendly? Will definitely be trying them soon!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Cat, They should stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days. I haven’t frozen them myself but I think they would freeze well! Let me know if you try it!

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