Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

When looking for something to bring to a holiday dinner on Pinterest, I found a recipe similar to this that I modified to fit what I needed.  This hors d’oeuvre wound up being perfect, and was enjoyed by all (even those who aren’t gluten free!)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. Quinoa
  • 2 c. Vegetable Broth (make sure you use a gluten free broth!)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. Broccoli (chopped)
  • 1/2 c. Onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic (minced)
  • 2 c. Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add quinoa and vegetable broth to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, cover the pan, and turn to a low heat.  Allow the quinoa to simmer for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is fully absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, diced onion, minced garlic, cooked quinoa, and sharp cheddar.
  4. Beat the eggs, and add into the broccoli mixture.  Stir so that the everything is mixed well.
  5. Spray an unlined mini-muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin cup, and press down lightly with the back of the spoon.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Let cool, serve, and enjoy!