Kid food: Veggie Quinoa Bites

Veggie Quinoa Bites

We continue to have success with spherical foods! These quinoa bites are pumpkin-flavoured and delicious. May you have success with them too.

Veggie Quinoa Bites


Veggie Quinoa Bites

Veggie Quinoa Bites


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 Small zucchini, grated
  • 1 Small carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 Large egg


Step 1
Mix all ingredients together. Once combined, shape into bite-size balls with your hands. The mixture might be wet and sticky owing to the pumpkin, but they will firm up in the oven.
Step 2
Bake at 200C for 30-45 minutes, until cooked through and starting to turn golden. Can also be pan-fried, but will lose the ball-ness (heheh) and be more of a little fritter. Still good!


  1. Jordan | Berlin by the Bay says

    I love this recipe! My eleven month old recently started enjoying anything round and baked as well! So far its been a lot of quinoa muffins and veggie balls. I believe this is right up her alley!

  2. Jay - Moodie Foodie says

    Love spherical food – it just tastes better:) And so cute – which is more important when you’re trying to get small hands to move it from the plate to the mouth xo

  3. mssararenee says

    Is the baking temp supposed to be higher? I baked at 200 for 45 min and they were still mushy!

        • says

          Yes, sorry I should have specified! I usually do, but it must have slipped my mind – it’s a huge difference between 200 in Australia and 200 in America! So glad to hear your kiddo liked them, mine do too :)

    • says

      Hi Sally! I’ve never frozen them so unfortunately I really can’t say. I have a feeling they would probably be too soft once thawed, as they’re quite soft to start with. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!


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