Cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa Bites (Vegan)

This post is dedicated to my friend, Scarlett, who asked me about “veganizing” some broccoli cheddar bites that she saw on Staceysnacksonline.com.  So here it is!

I veganized it and made a few adjustments.  For these “bites” I am using fresh broccoli instead of steamed (less cooked, more nutrients).  I have added quinoa and a few other things for taste and nutritional purposes.  I am also cooking it on a griddle instead of baking it.  But, you can cook it either way.  To bake: 325 degrees for 25 minutes turning over after 15 minutes (per staceysnacksonline.com).

****Reasons why we “veganize”:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup of DAIYA vegan “cheese”
  • 1/5 cup of red onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 eggs worth of ENER-G eggless egg replacer
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid aminos (for salt)
  • olive oil spray (a tiny bit to grease your griddle)

Note: if you don’t have cumin or oregano, you can try adding curry powder and dried cilantro.

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor (except oil).
  2. Blend.
  3. Mold into small patties.
  4. Place onto greased griddle (low heat).
  5. Cook in low heat for up to 8 minutes on each side (until golden on each side).
  6. Serve and enjoy.