Tuesday, 8 May 2012

quinoa apple patties

Again, in a never ending quest to find non-meat protein sources for my toddler, I have come up with the following recipe using quinoa, which thankfully is a yummy a nd versatile complete protein that my child enjoys. These patties are very yummy. I have made a version of these with banana instead of apples and that went over well too. I have also made a savory version (recipe will be posted in a while), which he also enjoys, and which I have enjoyed with a little chutney on top. He dunks his in organic ketchup.

These beauties need no dunking. They are yummy.

And quinoa is so good for you, as you probably know. And if you want to know why, here is a good source expounding on the virtues of the seed. And here.

Here's what you do:

Cook up a cup of quinoa in coconut milk, plus extra water.

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, peanut butter, applesauce, cinnamon until smooth. When quinoa is done cooking, a cooled enough to handle it, add it to the egg mixture. Add some sunflower seeds, raisins, cranberries or other nuts, or nothing at all if you prefer. Add enough bread crumbs to make the batter firm enough to form small patties.

Cook then in a bit of oil on the stove until golden.

Serve with love.

List of ingredients:

3/4- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
can of coconut milk
2 eggs
2 tblsps peanut or almond butter
1/3 cup applesauce ( I use homemade, picked from my own tree, unsweetened stewed apples)
tsp of cinnamon, or more if you like
sunflower seeds, raisins, walnuts, cranberries, or what have you
bread crumbs or panko.

xo Jo

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