Baked Quinoa Balls
Serves: 22 balls
  • 180g quinoa (1 cup)
  • 50g ground almonds (1/2 cup)
  • 1tbsp flaxseed
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 50g dried cranberries, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa, rinse well and place into a pot. Add double the volume of water and bring to a boil. Simmer covered for about 18-20 min until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is just slightly overcooked. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 min. Fluff up with a fork and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan)
  3. Line 1 baking sheet with baking paper.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the quinoa and stir everything together. You want to have the quinoa slightly overcooked and still warm which will create sticky mixture that will be easy to form the balls.
  5. With your hands make balls (about 1½tbsp size) and place onto lined baking sheet. If your hands get too sticky wash them in between.
  6. Bake for about 25-30min until they look crispy and start to slightly brown.
  7. Serve warm or cold.
  8. Store in a fridge in an airtight container.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Nirvana Cakery at