THIS... my dear foodies.. is what I call the best PIE on earth! oke... probably not really the best..(screw you lemon meringue pie!!..lol) but it sure is the most HEALTHIES PIE on earth WOOHOO !! Therefore I'm super excited to share my newest recipe with you. I came to this idea because a while ago I was making some quinoa.. but..when I wanted to rinse the quinoa.. I accidentally dropped the whole box with quinoa in the water..(I can be very clumsy from time to time..urgh) It would have been a total waste to not cook it and throw it in a bin right? So .. I cooked all of the quinoa and after I finished my meal..the leftover quinoa was just staring at me from the kitchen counter with this 'please don't waste me.. please make something new out of me' kinda look.. ;D
So of I went.. the quinoa was already cooled of by now.. I took a glimpse in my kitchen cabinets and all my weckpots filled with superfoods, nuts & seeds we're right there in front of me.. and then it just HITS me...PIE....QUINOA PIEEEEE!!!!!
I just mixed everything to a thick mash.. I then added 2 eggs.. a teaspoon of Cinnamon...Then I thought... hmmm we need something sweet to lift up the flavours.. so I mashed a banana together with the rest.. and really.. this is it.. it's as easy as that..
I took some baking paper and put it in the baking tray and I flattened the substence using the back of my spoon.
I had my oven on 170 C for like 30 minutes. and TADAAAA..here's your super duper healthy quinoa pie full of good stuff your body craves for!
Ingredients I used:
- Cold leftover quinoa (really important it's cold, otherwise you'll get scrambled eggs when you add them..)
- Goji berries
- Mix of Crushed Nuts
- 2 eggs
- broken Lin seed
- Chia Seed
- 1 mashed banana
- Cocos crisps
- a teaspoon of Cinnamon
* ps.. If you like to have the pie more sweetened you can add some honey or agave syrup maybe?
Preheat your oven on 170 C. As I mentioned.. just mix everything well..press it all down in your baking tin and put it in the oven for something like 30 minutes.. The pie should be crispy on top and sides.. then you know it's ready!
You'll notice that if you eat a piece of quinoa pie you'll be stuffed in no time! So don't let your eyes fool you. I just love to eat a piece of quinoa pie combined with some delicious goatcheese.. great combo!
My lovely friend S. came over the next day and I let her try out my newest addiction and she got so excited she made her own version the next day.. As I totally forgot to make nice pictures she send me hers (the first picture of this post) Well I hope you like this recipe as much as we do! Feel free to leave me a comment if yours turned out great too!
I am Eva Lia and I am the founder of The Cookteaser - a food blog and whole food catering/event business based in Amsterdam.
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