Apple Carrot with Quinoa Bites


Just dropped off Elle, my 10-month-old at her grandparents house for the first time (insert crying HERE). This was my husband and I’s first adult trip away from home without our girl. We knew Elle was in good hands and it was only for 4 days, but, yes, I still cried. Before I left and since Elle is eating much more now, I wanted to leave them with some homemade Baby Bullet purees. I also left some pre-made Apple Carrot with Quinoa Bites. When we arrived, my mother-in-law said, “Make more bites, she loved them.” YEAAA…!

For many parents with infants this age, teething is coming through, breaking little one’s gums and making them irritable. These bites provided the perfect texture for her to move around in her mouth and scratch the gums, while providing a healthy snack to fill her up all at the same time.

And what a great way to introduce whole grains! Quinoa is an amazing superfood that contains fiber, minerals, and no gluten. It fills little tummies up and is a great way to sneak in your veggies!


Apple Carrot with Quinoa Bites


  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 organic carrot
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour


  1. Wash and peel your apple and carrot.
  2. Grate them into a bowl using a vegetable peeler or grater.
  3. In a sauce pan, add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of quinoa and bring to a boil over a medium-high flame.
  4. Stir occasionally. The quinoa will be ready once all the water is evaporated, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Let the quinoa cool.
  6. Add one cup of the quinoa to the veggies.
  7. Add egg, parmesan cheese, and the coconut flour.
  8. Stir until it is sticky and can be held together.
  9. With a spoon make quarter-sized or larger bites and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Let the bites cool and let your kids devour!



About Anna O'Steen

I'm a Lady who loves to bake sweet treats like cakes, pies, bars, and desserts. I also love to cook savory foods and share my experiences with people so they can have the same enjoyment that I get from cooking.
With my YouTube show lovelyladycakes, I get my creative side out and help others, too.

Recently, a new mom to a beautiful girl, and making her organic food.
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  1. Our 1 yr old baby is allergic to eggs and milk.What can we used isteaf of egg and the parmesan cheese?

  2. Is there a substitute for the coconut flour? Will whole wheat flour suffice?

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