Servings: 8

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 7

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

Cooking Time: 35 Minutes

Ready In: 60 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour or gluten free flour blend
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs or egg re placer (either organic non-GMO flax/water – chia/water – EnergG)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese or Daiya, shredded
  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan to medium heat and spray with olive oil
  2. Add quinoa and cook for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent burning
  3. Add 1 ¼ cup of vegetable broth and bring to a simmer
  4. Reduce to low and cover
  5. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes
  6. Remove from heat and allow to sit covered for five more minutes
  7. Cool slightly.In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with flour, cheese, onion, salt, pepper and parsley
  8. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl and add to quinoa mixture.Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat
  9. Form quinoa into balls or ovals and carefully add to hot oil
  10. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until a golden crust has formed
  11. Drain on paper towels.

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