Quinoa is one of my favorite foods! It is a miracle grain. It has so many great health benefits! I have recently started trying to live a vegan lifestyle, which means I avoid eating animal products, such as meat and dairy. I wanted to see how it would benefit my health! Although this recipe isn’t entirely vegan (because of the butter and egg), it came pretty darn close. I loooooove buffalo wings, so this is the closest thing I could get! If you want the great taste of buffalo wings without the meat and with a healthier twist, try these quinoa buffalo bites!

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  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cannellini beans, mashed
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon peper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

First, make the buffalo sauce. Combine the melted butter, olive oil, hot sauce and salt in a medium size bowl. Whisk the ingredients together to combine and set aside. In another bowl combine the quinoa, mashed cannellini beans, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper and 4 tablespoons of the buffalo sauce. Mix the ingredients well to moisten them and then form them into 30-35 equal size balls. Squeeze the balls together tightly with your hands. Be gentle! Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add half the balls to skillet and cook until golden and crisp on all sides. This should take about 5 minutes. Gently (I emphasize the word gently) dip each ball in the sauce.

Dip these suckers in Ranch dressing and boom, you have a delicious quinoa infused meal on your hands! Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels