Cheesy Cumin Quinoa Bites {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

by Amie on December 2, 2013


I know how much you all loved my Quinoa Bites from last year and these cute Quinoa Bites from last month … so I had to make another batch with a unique spin on them. I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re in the mood for more Quinoa Recipes and healthy meals so I’ve got a great new one for you!

They’re very different from my other Quinoa Bites.

But still O’ so yummy.



I just know you’re going to love them.

I served these cute little Cheesy Cumin Quinoa Bites (that are dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free) to my clients for brunch a few weeks ago and they loved them!


They’re packed with lots of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. Plus, they’re so adorable you’ll want to pop them into your mouth all day long.

I served these with fresh organic tomato sauce for an afternoon snack, too and they were a huge hit. So, whether you’re looking for a savory brunch, snack or even lunch — these bites are perfect for any occasion.


Many of the mom’s that I work with like to serve these to their children for dinner because they are so quick and easy to make.

Get ready for a super easy meal (or snack) and have fun. To me, anything that you make in a muffin tin is fun, isn’t it?


Plus, before and after the holidays we’re so busy getting ready that it’s hard to make a full meal- these bites are perfect for a quick dinner this week before Thanksgiving or for next week after the overload of eating on Thanksgiving hits our belly.

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Enjoy and I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!



3.9 from 10 reviews

Cheesy Cumin Quinoa Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Soy-Free, Nut-Free and Sugar-Free
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare two muffin tins (with 12 muffin cavities each) with nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well to combine. Transfer to prepared muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm.
Serving Size: 1 bite Calories: 49.6 cal • Fat: 2.1 g • Protein: 1.9 g • Carb: 5.9 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Sugar: 0.3 g • Sodium: 56.1 mg

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This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.




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Lisa December 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Can’t wait to try these. I LOVE your bites recipes! The baked black rice bites are so tasty that I made them for Thanksgiving and served them with fresh cranberry pineapple sauce and tamarind date chutney. Thank you for your delicious recipes!


Amie December 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thank you SO much Lisa; hope you love them!!!!


yummychunklet December 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I love all the little bits!


Amie December 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thanks so much; they’re delish!!!


Erin Nishikawa December 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

These look so yummy!


Lori Getter December 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I would love to win the Aura Cacia oils! My fav is lavender…but I”m sure the peppermint would make my home smell like Christmas! Thanks for your generosity in sharing your favorite items!


Susan spooner December 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Wow! Are they really that low in calories? I think these could work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


Jessica D December 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Looks delicious – I might have to make this for my post luck dinner Saturday!
I would love to win the organic essentials oils from Aura Cacia!


Mark Absher December 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

These look soooo good! I can almost taste them!


Jody December 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

YUM! These look delectable. And I Love Aura Cacia, too. Peppermint is my favorite flavor AND smell.


laura gay December 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

All your giveaways are so unique! Thanks for the opportunity to win ;)


Jessica December 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I love essential oils! Thanks for the giveaway!!


Nicole Trevisan December 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

these are packed with awesome ingredients! thanks for theis recipe and the giveaway =)


Lori Williams December 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

These look so Yummy!! I love quiona!! Thank you for intoducing me to it! Would love some essential oils.


Erica Endicott December 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Peppermint! Thank You soooo much for such an awesome giveaway! :)


Cecile VanTyne December 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Peppermint’s my favorite! My mother-in-law is allergic to everything so these oils would be an awesome way to scent my home while they’re here during the holidays. Thanks for sharing so many unique things!


Donna Lobel December 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Keep the great recipes and giveaways coming!
would love the peppermint oil!


Colleen December 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I MUST try these! Looks like a great quick breakfast!


Kim December 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Looks delicious!


Julia December 4, 2013 at 3:45 am

Combining those three awesome ingredients in a way I normally don’t like to make things (cooking savory food in muffin pans.) But this is rather tempting!


Sylvia Dewy December 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

WOW.. this recipe looks divine and so delicious. Need to try this recipe out for dinner. Thanks for this wonderful recipe :) :D


Harini December 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

Hope to win the vacuum sealed containers!


Sarah W December 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

I can’t wait to make these for my daughter. She will love them!!

I would love to win the vacuum-sealed leftover set from Vacucraft. Great giveaway!!


Dana M December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

These look delicious. My son needs to be dairy, and gluten free, and he loves quinoa. Printing the recipe out now.

Also wondering if the Vacucraft are glass? I’ve never seen them before.


Julie S December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

Hi Amy! This is Julie from San Francisco. I’m headed to the grocery store tonight-I plan on getting these ingredients -looks yummy! Thanks for all your creative ideas!


pat December 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Would love to win the vacuum sealed containers. Also plan to try this recipe.


Jody December 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Another fantastic giveaway! Thanks!


Sara Sanchez December 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I love your giveaways!! I simply love all your posts & recipes. Have you got a cookbook already out there?


Sara Sanchez December 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Haha! too funny, I scrolled up and viola! there’s your book. I’m so giving it to me for Christmas!!


Lauren December 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm

These bites look pretty good. I might have to look into a raw vegan version of quiona cheese bites. The vacum craft set look great to have for the food I will start making now with my new food processor.


Donna Bradfield December 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Dear Amie,
You caught my attention with a contest but wow what an amazing new site! I love trying new recipes and I am truly inspired to start some new traditions of my own and sharing them with my friends and family. :)


Donna Lobel December 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Have to go to an office potluck …..must make one of your recipes!


Jennilee December 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

These look really tasty! Thankful that the great giveaway brought me to this recipe! :-)


Lisa Luevano December 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

I am so excited to try out this out! Thanks so much for all of the amazing recipes and motivation for clean eating :D


Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

These look fabulous! (Commenting for the giveaway!)


Nicole M. December 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Thanks for all you do! I shared your recipe and cookbook link on a facebook blog I co-author, Autism Family Savers. Many in the autism community are on gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free diets, and other allergen-free diets. Please enter me in your giveaway drawing. Thanks!


laura gay December 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

You latest give a way is right up my alley. Thanks so much posting these!


Mary Leming December 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

These look wonderful! I can’t wait to make some for my family. Thank you for sharing!


Jodi Smith December 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Yummy! Love your recipes and what you stand for regarding health and in turn happiness! Thank you! Much love!


John Williams Sr December 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

Will be asking my wonderful wife to make these yummy bites! Oh and we would love to win the Better Life cleaning supplies! With a new granddaughter living with is I think it is important to use non toxic cleaning products. Thanks!


Karen D December 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

I think I might try these soon: go veggie makes such great ‘cheeses’ and I think the combo with quinoa and cumin makes a great flavor profile.


Dana December 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

These look really good. I love quinoa!


Susan December 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Hi Amie,
I follow you on twitter and you inspired me with this Quinoa Black Rice bites recipe. I had some left over mashed potatoes in the house and no black rice so I subbed the potatoes for the black rice and it came our marvelous! I also added a bunch of sauteed vegies and left over crumbled Italian Chicken sausage. So, it’s not exactly your recipe but due to YOUR inspiration, I have these fabulous potato muffins! I also added an assortment of shredded cheeses to the batter and wowie zowie, it’s delish! I am also sharing a comment to enter the ALMOND BUTTER giveaway please. I love ALMOND BUTTER; it is my favorite ingredient when making cookies. I also love almond meal too! :-)
Thanks for all you do to share your culinary creativity with the world of allergenistas. :-)
Take care. Susan from AZ


Amie December 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

SO happy to hear that Susan; xoox Hugs!!!!!!


Tracy December 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

These look great! My SIL is allergic to everything, so we’d have to swap out the almond meal, but otherwise these will be great for brunch when they visit!


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