These pistachio and quinoa breakfast bites can be made in batches to use later.

Pistachio and quinoa breakfast bites

These pistachio and quinoa breakfast bites are gluten-free, low in sat-fat and high in fibre! They’re a great option for breakfast lovers who don’t have much time in the mornings.

pistachio and quinoa bites

Makes 12

What you need for pistachio and quinoa breakfast bites:

  • 60g quinoa, rinsed
  • 100g shelled pistachio, chopped
  • 200g pitted prunes
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 100g cacao nibs or chocolate chips

What you need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4
  2. Spread the quinoa and pistachio nuts on a baking tray and place in the oven at180C for 10mins. Reduce the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Allow to nuts and quinoa to cool
  3. Place the prunes, honey and 3 tbsp water in a blender and puree. Spoon the prune mixture into a large bowl and mix with the quinoa, pistachios and cacao nibs.
  4. Line a 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper, spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and   bake for 20mins.
  5. Allow to cool in the tin for 15mins, then cut into 12 slices.

Per serving: 148cals, 9g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 4g protein, 3.5g fibre, 12g carbohydrate, 8g sugar, 0.1g salt

Recipe developed by nutritionist Fiona Hunter.

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