Quinoa Buffalo Bites

This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching and Essentials product, watch their Super Bowl “All You Can Eat” commercial and share my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. 

Looking for an appetizer recipe that you can feel good about eating?  Then these Quinoa Buffalo Bites are for you.  Baked quinoa with the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings and served with Greek yogurt blue cheese dip.  This appetizer is nutritious, gluten free and vegetarian!

Quinoa Buffalo Bites have all the flavor of buffalo wings but are low fat and low calorie. This gluten free appetizer recipe is perfect for game day or parties! Baked quinoa bites with blue cheese Greek yogurt dipping sauce. #WeightWatchers

These Quinoa Buffalo Bites are what I serve on game day!

Okay, I’m totally lying.  I don’t watch football.  But if I did, these would definitely make the menu!

It can be difficult to stick to an eating plan on the big game day.  All of the fried food, cheesy dips and carb-loaded appetizers are hard to avoid.  Endless Buffalo wings, bacon wrapped bacon and deep fried cheese.  I can easily eat a weeks worth of calories in one afternoon.

Food is everywhere!  And there is so much of it.

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And make a batch of these Quinoa Bites!  They are only 1 WW Point per serving!

Quinoa Buffalo Bites have all the flavor of buffalo wings but are low fat and low calorie. This gluten free appetizer recipe is perfect for game day or parties! Baked quinoa bites with blue cheese Greek yogurt dipping sauce. #WeightWatchers

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Quinoa Buffalo Bites
Servings: 12
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
Quinoa Bites
  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Celery
  • 3 Tablespoons Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Blue Cheese Dip
  • 1/2 Cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Crumbled Blue Cheese
Instructions
Quinoa Bites
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray 12 mini muffin tins with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine all ingredients and transfer to mini muffin tins.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Immediately transfer to cooling rack.
Blue Cheese Dip
  1. Combine Greek yogurt and blue cheese. Stir vigorously to incorporate.
Recipe Notes
This recipe makes 12 quinoa bites. Each Quinoa Buffalo Bite equals 1 Weight Watchers Point.
The entire batch of Blue Cheese Dip equals 4 Weight Watchers Points.
 Quinoa Buffalo Bites have all the flavor of buffalo wings but are low fat and low calorie. This gluten free appetizer recipe is perfect for game day or parties! Baked quinoa bites with blue cheese Greek yogurt dipping sauce. #WeightWatchers*Buy a subscription plan between 2/1/15 and 2/14/15, lose at least 10 lbs within your first 2 months and get a refund of 2 months’ worth of applicable fees paid. Offer available to new members only. For Meetings: Offer not available in AZ, ME, and other non-participating franchise areas. Joining fee with waived with purchase of select plans. Visit Weight Watchers for full details and to sign up.*

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Comments

  1. 1 pt per bite? That’s amazing! These Buffalo Quinoa Bites look so tasty!

  2. I need to dream up an occasion to make these…like, it’s Thursday night or I finished all of the laundry today. 🙂 Seriously, I could eat these little bites any time of the day!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Haha! I might finish my laundry if I have a yummy treat to look forward to. Great Idea 😀

  3. What delicious, spicy nibbles!!! Love this!

  4. I have leftover quinoa in the fridge and am obsessed with Buffalo sauce! Guess what’s for lunch tomorrow! Pinned to my Quinoa Obsession Board!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I am now obsessed with Baked Quinoa Bites! Enjoy! and Thanks for Pinning 😀

  5. I can’t believe these are only 1 point! I’m adding them to my menu for next week. I may or may not eat 27 of them and call it a day. 😉

  6. oh I just love recipes that look totally indulgent but aren’t. These are going on the top of my list to make!

  7. Love how moorish and addictive these little quinoa buffalo bites look. Love savoury nibbles like this!

  8. I had no buffalo sauce, so i used my homemade bbq sauce, and substituted 2 egg whites to cut the fat even further. The flavour was good but the muffins stuck to the pan. Not sure why, but I love a 1 pt side dish. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Your changes sound delicious! Every pan seems to be different. Next time try greasing your pan with extra nonstick or oil.

  9. Christina says:

    Do you cook the quinoa and then use 1 cup of the cooked quinoa or is it one cup of uncooked quinoa, cooked? I took it as one cup of already cooked quinoa. I ended up not having enough for all 12 muffins. Oops!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      It is 1 cup of already cooked quinoa. I do that sometimes too. If I am heavy handed with the servings I end up with less than 12 bites. It’s all good 🙂

  10. can we make this without cheese. I’m on a diet and I can not eat any cheese?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      The cheese helps to bind it all together. If you decide to give it a try without cheese the may just break apart easily is all.

  11. I made these for Super Bowl yesterday and they were so delicious! Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂

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