Quinoa Patties Wednesday, Jan 9 2013 

 

 

I branched out and made some quinoa patties! They’re so good! A good vegetarian option for sure. Even my boys loved them and ate them up! I made extra and froze them for quick lunches on other days.

The recipe is a slight variation from Whole Living.

 

Quinoa Patties

2 1/2 cups cooked
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup shredded cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup bread crumbs
Oil, to fry

Combine quinoa, eggs, salt, onion, cheese, and garlic. Add bread crumbs, mix, and let sit for a few minutes.

Form mixture into patties, I made mine about 3″ across and it made 25 patties. (Add more bread crumbs if the mixture is too wet, or more water if too dry.)

Heat oil in frying pan, and cook on medium-low heat until browned, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

Quinoa Fudge Sour Cream Cake Saturday, Apr 7 2012 

This recipe is a bit past my comfort zone, in that it takes quinoa! I love quinoa, but I don’t use it much because I can’t buy it in bulk. And I’m a save-money-by-buying-bulk type of gal. 😉  I decided to try it though, and it’s very delicious! It’s a bit more crumbly than my favourite Chocolate Spelt Fudge Cake, but still very delicious!

I wanted to make this recipe so anyone can make it, so I ground my quinoa in my coffee grinder instead of using my grain mill. It worked great! Just grind until the quinoa looks like a fine flour. 🙂

Quinoa Fudge Sour Cream Cake

2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup butter (soft)
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup maple syrup
1 1/4 cup quinoa flour (I used my coffee grinder to make the flour!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup pecans (optional)*

Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in bowl until moist. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour into greased 8″x8″ pan. Bake at 375F for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

*I don’t care much for nuts in breads and cakes. I put 1/2 cup, but next time I’ll omit. Or, substitute with chocolate chips! 😉

This recipe is from Sensible Cooking.

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