Today I have a guest – my sister is cooking one of our favorite recipes! Our toddlers absolutely love eating these nutritious quinoa balls! See how much they enjoy them at the end of the video – Mika is even ‘stealing’ from his cousin Martin – ha ha!
Quinoa balls recipe
1cup uncooked quinoa (you can use leftover from the day before)
3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
1 cup spinach
2 shallot onions, chopped
Salt&Pepper to taste (if cooking for your baby – avoid salt)
1.Pre-heat oven to 350F / 175C
2.Steam the sweet potatoes for 10-15minutes until a bit tender
3.Meanwhile bring to boil 2 cups of water, add quinoa and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool down for a while.
4.In a pan saute the onions and spinach with a little bit of olive oil for 3-5minutes until the spinach is completely witted down.
5.In a large ball combine the spinach, onions and sweet potatoes and mash well.
6.Add quinoa to the mixture
7.Add the egg and mix well
8.Line a baking sheet on to a tray
9.Roll in balls and place on the baking sheet
10. Bake for 25-30minutes until gold brown.
Voila! Enjoy them with the whole family!
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