I absolutely love anything 'bite-sized'! (How can you not)!?
Bite-sized cupcakes?! Heck yes!
Bite-sized brownies?! Two please!
And now bite-sized HEALTHY quinoa broccoli and cheddar bites, my inner child is over the moon happy!! I found this recipe because one of my very good friends who is a personal trainer (more on her later) sent me the recipe from pinterest for the broccoli cheddar quinoa bites and usually when I first look at a recipe I find a few things I would like to change to make it my own but I didn’t want to change anything about this amazing recipe!! This is the perfect recipe for after school snacks for kids, a potluck dinner or to put out at appetizers for a party! Also, they are so small that that you could have 1, 2 or 3 of them and not throw yourself over the limit for your calorie needs! Big thank you to Alida’s Kitchen for creating this amazing recipe!
This is what is looks like when are the ingredients are mixed and ready to be put into then muffin tin! Instead of making 3/4 cup of quinoa I went ahead and made a whole cup because I didn't want to waste the little bit that would be left in the bag so I just increased the rest of the ingredients and probably used closer to 2.5 cups of chopped broccoli to increase the healthy aspect of this recipe. I also used about 1- 1/4 cup of cheese instead of 1.5 cups and 2 whole eggs and 1 egg white since I increased the amount of ingredients! As my grandma always told me, 'never follow a recipe in its entirety, every time you make a recipe add a little something extra of your own'. That quote really helped me when I first started getting into cooking and wanted to start a blog because I was so scared of creating a recipe and messing up but once I started following her advice I realize it is almost HARD to mess up any recipe!!! Just like Alida, I put a heaping amount of mixture into the mini-muffin tins and I am so glad I did!! The other difference I attempted was the first go around took my muffins 25-30 minutes to get golden brown on top so I bumped the heat up to 400 and they cooked perfectly in 15 minutes! Don't be afraid to adjust the temperatures and cooking times of recipes, everyones ovens and stoves are so different (unfortunately) if you feel like something its cooking like it should BUMP UP THAT HEAT, BABY!! Seriously, this is the cutest recipe ever! I just love how they all look lined up on a serving plate! You know the recipe is good when your mother-in-law tries it and she already has you down to make them at the next family gathering, what a compliment! Alida has more great recipes on her blog so be sure to check them out and be sure to make this recipe! I would love to hear if you love it as much as I did!
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