On school holidays in our house I usually let the kids pick what they would like to bake each week. They usually choose chocolate chip biscuits which of course I will make and taste test several times before they are even in the oven! Once they are baked I find the temptation not quite so high ... cookie dough is a weakness, that's why I try not to bake treats too often.
Last week I made the chocolate chip cookies for the kids and being school holidays I had a bit of extra time on my hands I thought I would test a recipe that I had been eyeing off on Pinterest for ages! It is a healthy option for snacks and seeing as I have the kids home and they are eternally hungry I gave it a go ... success! Mr Fit Mum was quite fond of them too and with his appetite increased with his current marathon training they didn't last too long at all!
Quinoa Pizza Bites
What you need ...
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1 finely chopped onion
1 cup shredded mozzarella ** I probably wouldn't add quite as much next time
2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 cup pepperoni slices, chopped
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
What you do ...
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Divide mixture into greased mini muffin tin, pressing down gently and filling each to the top.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until browned.
Best served warm!
The original recipe suggests serving them with pizza sauce, however I didn't serve them like this and everyone loved them anyway! The original recipe can be found here .
The only thing I would probably do differently to serve them as a snack for my kids is to make them into the muffins tins a bit bigger than the mini muffin tins. This means I would not have to have a dozen of them if I'm out and about, I could just grab a couple.
They taste seriously yum and are great for a quick, healthy, nutritious snack.
Fit Mum x
Fit Mum x