Those little snacks are my invention and I am kind proud of it! If you are out of ideas for a healthy snack or portable meal for work or school lunch, you have to try this Quinoa sweet potato bites. They are lovely and awesome because they are packed with healthy ingredients and easy to pack and eat on the go.
Quinoa, sweet potatoes, turmeric (curcuma) and sesame are all super foods, and they are ingredients of those amazing bite size snack. I like them warm, but they are perfectly fine cold as well. I made them quite spicy, because I like spicy food, and my significant other is a total nut for curry and strong, spicy cuisine. The more it burns, the more he enjoys it. I mean for real, I like strong stuff, but when I am in the state that I can’t feel my tongue, my nose is running and my tears are falling like I am a hysterical 5-year-old. He is completely fine with it and can handle the burn like nothing is happening. So if you are not the biggest fan of the numb tongue, I suggest you use a smaller amount of cayenne pepper.
It is very easy to make. Just process raw sweet potatoes in a high speed blender.
Mix all ingredients together.
Form dough into balls, roll them in a sesame seeds and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- ½ cup (about 100 grams) of quinoa
- 14 oz (about 400 grams) of sweet potato
- ¾ cup (about 100 grams) of corn flour
- ¾ cup (about 100 grams) of sesame
- 1 egg
- Salt to taste
- Teaspoon of curry
- Teaspoon of turmeric
- Chili to taste
- Cook quinoa in salted water for about 15-20 minutes.
- Cut sweet potato in small pieces and process them in the high speed blender until smooth.
- Put cooked quinoa, sweet potato puree, egg, corn flour, salt, turmeric (curcuma), curry and chili into a big bowl. Mix well, until fully combined and dough sticking together.
- Form dough into little balls and roll them in a plate of sesame seeds.
- Place individual balls on parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven on 356 °F (180 °C) for about 35-40 minutes.