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I know how much you all loved my quinoa bites from last year and these cute black rice 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 oh 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 moms 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!



Cheesy Cumin Quinoa Bites
Serves: 24
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Soy-Free, Nut-Free and Sugar-Free
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked black rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 large eggs or egg substitute for 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. almond meal or almond flour
  • 1 cup dairy-free vegan cheese such as GO Veggie! Vegan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed baby spinach finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Cumin Quinoa Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 309IU6%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 5 stars
    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!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 5 stars
    I love your giveaways!! I simply love all your posts & recipes. Have you got a cookbook already out there?

  11. 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.

  12. 4 stars
    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. 🙂

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 4 stars
    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

  19. 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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