Sweet Potato Quinoa Casserole

originally, this recipe was supposed to be cakes… but before i even stuck it in the oven, i knew it wouldn’t work out. i added a few more things, changed this and that and voila! i had a casserole. i didn’t know if it would turn out, but my 9 year old declared it “Awesome!”. so here you go!

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Casserole
Oven Temp: 375 degrees

  • 1 ¾ Cups Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Vegetable Bouillion Cube
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Sweet Small-Medium Sweet Potatoes – Peeled and Grated
  • 1 Onion – Diced
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh Baby Spinach – Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Diced
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Flakes
  • ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour (or another flour of your choice- Garbanzo or another bean flour might be nice)
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax
    2 tbsp Ground Flax
  • 5 tbsp Water
  • ½ Cup Your Favorite Bread Crumbs (I used Panko)

Step 1: Boil the Quinoa with the bouillion and 2 Cups water until the water is absorbed. This will take about 20 minutes. When done set aside until needed, occasionally fluffing with a fork to keep loose. Move on to Step 2 while it’s boiling.

Step 2: Sautee onion and grated sweet potatoes (i had to use a hand cheese grater for the sweet potato) until onion is translucent and sweet potato is softer. This will take about 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: Add Garlic, Spinach, and seasonings to the Sweet Potato mixture. Sautee for another 5 minutes.

Step 4:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Vegetable mixture, Quinoa, and Flour. Mix well.

Step 5: In a separate, small mixing bowl combine 2 tbsps flax seed and 5 tbsps water. whisk, then let set up for 3-5 minutes so it can gel up a bit.

Step 6: Add Flax gel and 1 tbsp flax to the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Step 7: At this point, i used a Pyrex Pie dish to bake my casserole in. It came out rather nice, but I’m sure you can use a small square casserole dish as well. it would probably work neatly in individual ramekins too, if you have them. Grease your baking dish of choice (i use spray Olive Oil to grease my dish) and pour your casserole mixture into the pan. press it down to even out the surface, then sprinkle the bread crumbs on top evenly.

Step 8: Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are nice and browned.

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