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{RECIPE} Crispy Baked Veggie Quinoa Balls

Crispy Baked Veggie Quinoa Balls

by Allie from OneHandedCooks

These little veggie and quinoa balls are crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the center, the perfect baby finger food or a healthy family snack. Quinoa is a fabulous first food for your baby as it is full of fibre, iron and calcium – key components for a healthy baby’s nutrition.


1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup pumpkin or sweet potato, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
1 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Steam the zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli for 5-10 minutes or until soft. Mash the steamed vegetables together and set aside to cook slightly.

3. Place the quinoa and flour in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the egg and mashed vegetables and stir to combine.

4. Roll 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time into small balls and place on the baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden (you can turn the balls after 10 minutes to get a more even colour if you wish). Allow to cool slightly before serving to your baby or toddler.

Allie from OneHandedCooks is a full time mum and knows what it is like to never have two hands free at any one time. Her website is full of easy to make, delicious recipes which still allow you enough time to wipe a nose, give a cuddle or feed a hungry child. She welcomes comments and your recipes so please feel free to email her, or find her on facebook and twitter. To see all of the OneHandedCooks recipes, click here.

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