Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

I often serve apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast.  I came across a recipe for apple cinnamon quinoa bites over at They Cooked Happily Ever After and knew it was something that my family would love.   I made a few changes to the original recipe and my family loves these healthy apple cinnamon quinoa bites!

I replaced the white and brown sugar that the original recipe called for with Sucanat.  Sucanat it is a trademarked name for whole cane sugar from dried (dehydrated) sugar cane juice (SUgar CAne NATural).  It comes in a dark brown granulated form.   Sucanat retains 100% of the sugar cane’s molasses and is about 13% molasses.  It has fewer calories than refined sugar and is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin A and many other nutrients.

These apple cinnamon quinoa bites not only make a great breakfast they are great for an anytime snack!  I typically double the batch and serve them warm for breakfast then I  have a bunch left over for a sweet healthy snack throughout the week.  These quinoa bites are low in calories and packed with protein, are you ready to make some of your own?  Here you go……

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons of Sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 3 apples, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

What you do:

In a small saucepan combine quinoa and water.  Bring it to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed.  Set aside.

In a small bowl combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and Sucanat (or brown sugar).  Add spice mixture to the oats.  In a small bowl mix the maple syrup and eggs and mix until combined.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

In a larger bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until combined.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

Coat a mini muffin pan with oil, make sure to cover the top of the pan as the bites will cook up a bit.  Fill each muffin slot with a spoonful of the mixture.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites


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8 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

    • Angela says:

      I think agave would work great Kathy! Sucanet stands for sugar cane natural. It is a brand name for a variety of whole cane sugar, it is the least refined cane sugar other than a stalk of cane sugar. Good luck,I hope that you enjoy them!

  1. Kathy Baum says:

    Thank you for your response. I made the quinoa bites and they tasted good but they fell apart. I scooped them all up and put them in a bowl. How do you keep yours stuck together?
    Thanks Kathy

    • Angela says:

      I’m sorry they fell apart Kathy! I am not sure what happened, I tend to make these in the cooler months – I wonder if that has anything to do with it??

  2. Lauri says:

    These came out great. I used only 1 cup of finely chopped apples as I was making them for my 16 month old granddaughters. They loved them! I thought they were good too.

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