Incredible Hulk Quinoa Patties

healthy baked turnip potato boxty for kids and family
I love quinoa. I could eat it cold, as a porridge for breakfast. I could eat it only steamed, with some dulse flakes and kimchi. I could substitute it for rice and make “fried rice” with it. Little man, on the other hand, thinks that the texture is weird. Every time I try to give him “plain” quinoa – without disguising it – he shuns it. BUT he is on a major no-meat kick, so I have to get protein in him somehow.

This recipe is all-sneak. I pack in the best greens – spinach and peas – plus quinoa, and of course, some added fat for the yum factor. These quinoa patties are great for any breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a quick snack.

It took him a minute, because these things do come out pretty green. But once he got it in his mouth, he was ready for a quinoa patty party. This one is great for kids and parents, alike. Eat up.


What You Need

  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa.
  • 1 Cup Water.
  • 1 Tbsp. Veggie Bullion (or one cube, depending on what kind of bullion you have).
  • 2 Tbsp. (or more) Olive Oil (or canola oil, or coconut oil, or butter…I don’t care and neither should you).
  • 1/4 Cup Onions. Diced. You don’t have to be all perfect about this, because it’s going to get blended up soon, anyway.
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic. If you have fresh, grand. I never do, so I use the stuff out of the jar.
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric.
  • 1 tsp. Dried Basil. Skip it if you don’t have it. I just really like the way it smells.
  • Salt + Pepper.
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Spinach. If you have fresh, go for it. I didn’t, so frozen it is.
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen (or fresh) Peas. See above.
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese. Yummmmm.
  • 3 Eggs.
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs. Panko are cool. “Regular” are also cool. Totally fine if they’re flavored, so long as kiddo likes the flavor.
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast. If you don’t have this, substitute Parmesan cheese. If you don’t have either, just forget about it. Not the end of the world.

How to Do It + What it Looks Like

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