These bites are very easy to make and a great high protein, wholesome alternative to pikelets or muffins as snacks. Perfect with salad or cozy in a wrap! They’re gluten, grain free and delicious –  what’s not to love about the main 3 ingredients pumpkin, quinoa & bacon?! 🙂

Pumpkin and Quinoa are highly nutritious ingredients; high in protein, Vitamin A, C and minerals, great for long lasting energy and supporting the immune system. Combined with organic bacon, herbs and vegetables and you have the taste bomb sorted.

As with all of my recipes, this uses wholefoods and balanced nutrients for optimal health.

For the Pumpkin Quinoa and Bacon Bites you’ll need :

Makes 12 medium sized bites

  • 1 1 /2 Cup Butternut Pumpkin, diced
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil2091028-061
  • 1 Cup Quinoa, cooked
  • Handful of fresh Basil, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Zucchini, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan or Tasty Cheese, grated
  • 2 Lge Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Bacon or Leg Ham, diced
  • Shake of sea salt
  • Shake of pepper

Cook the pumpkin by either stovetop boil or oven bake. Stovetop will take approx. 10 mins, and baking at 180C with tsp of Olive Oil drizzled on top will take approx. 20 mins and ending with a sweeter taste.

Place cooked quinoa in a medium sized bowl.

Using 1/2 Tbs oil, grease your fry pan and add onion, bacon/ham to cook until browned. Add this cooked mix to the bowl of quinoa and then add basil, cheese, salt and pepper and combine. Add eggs and mix well, using your hands.

Grab handfuls of mixture into small, medium or large depending on your preference and cook on oiled fry pan for approx. 3 – 4 minutes either side.  IMG_7943

Serve either warm or cooled with garden salad and or as filling in your sandwich/burger. Aioli is a great dip to add with these bites, and my favourite homemade aioli recipe can be found on Mr Jamie Olivers site here

Would love to know what you think of these bites? Have you tried them?

Bon appetite and big cheers to your good health!

Tracie x

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  • Marilyn Reply

    What would be the best to use if there is no zucchini in the house? Thanks

    • Tracie Reply

      Hi Marilyn, you could try any vegetable that grates well such as carrot, or smaller sized like peas or corn. Hope you enjoy! Tracie

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