The other night, my husband made a quick trip to the grocery store near our house. He came back, elated. He found some Soybean butter (tastes like peanut butter) and bought some grape jelly. He proceeded to (giddily) prepare himself some “P”B & J sandwiches for lunch.
I took a day off from running yesterday because my knees were finally starting to feel it after 7 days (and 17 miles), so I spent the day cooking. I am trying to make a recipe my Mom suggested, but didn’t get it quite right yet.
I came up with these instead. They make a great snack or a yummy dessert. I would recommend eating them right away – we left a few in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and they got a little mushy but still tasted yummy! I think I may have to make them into mini-protein cakes for my post-run inhalation of food (I will post a recipe if I do) .
PB & J Quinoa Sandwich Bites
2 tbs peanut butter (or soybean butter if you’re allergic!)
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp agave nectar or 1 tbs brown cane sugar
about 1 tbs grape jelly or your favorite jam (make sure it doesn’t have gelatin!)
Another easy recipe, just add the ingredients (except for the Jelly/Jam) to a mixing bowl and mix!
Prepare a sheet of parchment paper – you can use one big square or individual squares. The parchment is non-stick, which makes preparing (and eating) these treats a lot easier. Gently form a small amount of quinoa into a circle (mine were about 2″ across).
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