Vegan Gluten Free Toasted Quinoa Snack Balls | © 2017 |

These energy-boosting snack balls of tri-coloured toasted quinoa, pureed dried mango, nuts and oats, are the perfect lunch-box fillers or as a high-energy mid morning treat.

  • 60 g Tri-coloured quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 80 g Quick oats
  • 30 g Flaked coconut
  • 50 g Dried mango, finely chopped
  • 80 g Creamy almond butter
  • 50 g Maple syrup
  1. Well rinse and drain the quinoa. Place them in a large nonstick skillet in a single layer over medium-high heat, stirring or shaking the pan occasionally, until it is lightly dried out and toasted, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place quinoa, quick oats, flaked coconut, and dried mango in a food processor and process to a crumb. Add in almond butter and maple syrup and whiz for 2-3 minutes until the mixture forms a paste.
  3. Roll tablespoonsful of mixture into balls. place on a tray and then refrigerate until firm. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Mindy 28/9/17 03:18

I bet these are delicious, and so healthful, too!

Balvinder 28/9/17 03:56

I have never used quinoa this way. Very interesting. How long do they last and should they be stored in a refrigerator?

mjskit 28/9/17 03:59

I've only cooked quiona a couple of times with little success so I have a question about your recipe. Is the quinoa uncooked or cooked? I love toasting grains, but then I cook them afterwords so I'm curious. If uncooked, I can see these as been crunchy as well as very tasty.

Angie's Recipes 28/9/17 06:59

@mjskit I just dry toasted the quinoa and used them in this snack recipe after cooling. And yes, they are crunchy. I had 5 at one go after strength training :-))

Angie's Recipes 28/9/17 07:01

@Balvinder Ubi Yes, you need to store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. We finished them in 3 days.

Manu 28/9/17 08:27

Oh these are so cute!!
Thanks for sharing.

The Yum List 28/9/17 08:35

These look pretty easy. I might give them a go at home. Thanks for the recipe.

Nancy Chan 28/9/17 10:17

These snack balls look like the sesame balls. These are so much healthier than the sesame balls!

All That I'm Eating 28/9/17 12:13

I love the sound of these! I bet the mango gives it a great flavour!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/9/17 14:21

Such a delicious and healthy treat, Angie. I've been searching for healthy, tasty and portable snacks!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 28/9/17 15:28

these are perfect for my son who just got diagnosed with diabetes! thanks Angie!

Tricia Buice 28/9/17 15:40

These little bites are lovely Angie! I've made a quinoa granola and just love it. I know these would be a favorite in our house. Great photos too!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 28/9/17 16:54

I love healthy snack bites, and these are just perfect, Angie!! I've never tried to use quinoa in mine, which is crazy since I adore quinoa! These are a must try for sure! Cheers!

Cheri Savory Spoon 28/9/17 18:29

Hi Angie, love how you used the quinoa here, I bet these are nutty and perfectly sweetened with the mango, delicious treat!

Ely 28/9/17 20:57

My friend!! Oh, my favourite artist! <3 Every time I found a wonderful recipe, healthy and soooo good ^___^ Great idea, I love these snack balls! Congratulations, a big big hug! <3

Sharon D. 28/9/17 21:40

Angie, these are cute snacks and I know they're oh-so-nutritious!

Vicki Bensinger 29/9/17 04:00

I love the sound of these healthy little quinoa balls and with mango in them. I will definitely try these.

Nammi 29/9/17 08:46

I am always on the look out for recipes like these. my older son does swiming and needs a snack right after work out that is healthy and light. have a nice weekend

Unknown 29/9/17 08:47

perfect for snacking, they sound yummy!

Kelly 29/9/17 11:55

These are the perfect snack! Love the mango and toasted quinoa!

Pam 29/9/17 14:57

Great way with quinoa, Angie! Bet they're delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 29/9/17 15:13

I'd love to keep these gems on hand for an afternoon snack that won't make me crash :)

Susan 29/9/17 17:02

I've been watching my hubby's snacking and meals and making them more protein-rich, rather than carb. He has so much more energy and has lost weight. These look perfect for snacking and I have quinoa in the pantry! Happy weekend, my friend, XOXO

fimere 29/9/17 20:11

il y a tout ce que j'aime ils sont à croquer
bonne soirée

Alida 29/9/17 22:14

These balls make just the perfect snack. I would like to make them for the children as a healthy snack.

martin huang 30/9/17 14:01

That such a yumWmy looking snack! With chilling combo. I guess it will taste really well!

singapore food blog 30/9/17 14:04

I have shared this on a singapore foodie forum. :) Thanks again angies for sharing such a yummy guide!

Cathleen 30/9/17 17:54

Yum!! This looks so good. AND I have all of the ingredients. Bonus!!

Natalia 30/9/17 18:20

Oh yum, I love snacks like this, so good! You have asked about ham cooker, it's a special dish to prepare any sort of European style ham or processed meat - homemade is healthy, with no chemicals☺ You can find it on Amazon to see how the dish looks☺

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 30/9/17 18:55

A lovely snack Angie, healthy and tasty.

Unknown 30/9/17 21:02

I've never baked with Quinoa and I think it way overdue. These look like delicious energy bites, great recipe Angie. Have a great weekend

[Reply] 30/9/17 21:25

I want one of those immediately.
They look SOOO good!!! x

Rafeeda AR 1/10/17 10:22

Super healthy balls of goodness! Love your innovative recipes...

[Reply] 1/10/17 18:28

What a healthy treat, I just love that they are portable and nutritious!

Agness of Run Agness Run 1/10/17 18:41

Yum! This is one hell of a snack, Angie. I would rather use honey than maple syrup, is that possible?

Geri Saucier 1/10/17 23:02

These are great no bake energy treats.

[Reply] 2/10/17 01:33

look so good Angie, we love quinoa !

noobcook 2/10/17 04:22

how creative to turn quinoa to snack balls, looks yummy :)

Evi @ greenevi 2/10/17 12:35

Love these little snack balls and that you used tri-coloured quinoa here. So cute!

Sue/the view from great island 2/10/17 16:36

I love the name, and something tells me they're way better for me than my regular snacks!

Pam 2/10/17 16:43

Very healthy and tasty bites for sure, Angie! They look delicious!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 2/10/17 22:00

What a delicious sounding healthy treat! I love the idea of using toasted quinoa.

Monica 3/10/17 12:02

It's so good to have healthy, tasty snacks around the house. These look like a smart satisfying treat.

kitchen flavours 3/10/17 12:02

Delightful healthy little treats!

Amy (Savory Moments) 3/10/17 12:47

Using tricolored quinoa is such a great idea - it makes these extra pretty. They look tasty as well!

Catherine 3/10/17 16:41

Dear Angie, My daughter would love these snacks. I would as well but I would not be able to eat just one! Take care my dear. xoxo Catherine

Tisa Jacob 3/10/17 16:53

These look so good Angie. I like the idea of maple syrup as a sweetener and binder.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 3/10/17 19:49

I really can't have balls in my house because I am addicted and just want them ALL in my mouth. ;)

grace 3/10/17 20:40

i never thought about toasting quinoa! what a delightful addition to these tasty balls. :)

Jeff the Chef 3/10/17 21:38

That sounds like a great combination of ingredients. I didn't know three was such a thing as tri-colored quinoa.

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog 4/10/17 06:49

Love your photos of these healthy snacks. The mango would be something my family would really enjoy

nadia 4/10/17 14:44

I love snacking on little energy balls like these. Love the idea of adding quinoa! Sounds lovely together with the almond butter and mango :)

Balvinder 5/10/17 03:17

I am sure you did. They sound too yummy!

Katerina 5/10/17 11:52

These remind me of a a dessert we make in Greece not with quinoa but with barley rusk! These little bites look perfect!

tigerfish 5/10/17 16:00

So good for grab-and-go healthy bites :)

Nava K 8/10/17 08:42

Can you please roll one of these balls to Malaysia? I want to crunch it.

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 9/10/17 06:19

I was slow to jump on the quinoa bandwagon, but now I really love it! These look so moist and chewy. Love the coconut and mango! So delicious! :)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 10/10/17 04:50

I have been wanting to toast some quinoa. These quinoa snacks look really tasty.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 10/10/17 13:34

These snacks balls look so divine. Love how healthy and delicious they are. Also loved those tri-colorued quinoa.

Anca 11/10/17 08:09

Sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients. I might give it a try these days. I need some healthy snacks to keep us going when we are having a late lunch on a busy day.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 15/10/17 02:24

I've been wanting a good snack to keep at the office for when that afternoon slump hits. This would be perfect!

Choclette 17/10/17 14:56

Ooh my, these sound even better than date balls and what a lovely idea to use quinoa.

Pola & Cleme 24/10/17 17:25

Hi Angie! Look very yummy this snack! ;)

Marcelle 29/10/17 00:13

These look amazing, Angie!! I will have to try them soon. Maple syrup and almond butter might convince my kids to try a healthy "cookie" too. :)


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