1(15 oz can)cannellini beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
½cuppanko bread crumbs
½cupsharp cheddar cheese, shredded
ranch or blue cheese dressing
Combine the melted butter, olive oil and hot sauce in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, cannellini beans, panko bread crumbs, cheese, egg, salt, pepper and 4 tablespoon of buffalo sauce.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon worth and form into small balls and place on parchment paper on baking sheet. It should make about 18.
Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes. You want them to be crisp and golden brown. Remove from oven. Very gently, toss with buffalo sauce until coated or just dip individually to keep them from breaking.
Serve with some ranch or blue cheese dressing.
You control the spice level of the buffalo sauce based off how much butter/oil you mix with the hot sauce. If you want it hotter, use less butter/oil and if you want it cooler use more.
You can replace the cannellini beans with any other white bean if you don't have them on hand.
Use an ice cream scoop to get consistently sized quinoa bites.
After baking the quinoa bites, be careful with tossing them in the buffalo sauce or you will break them up.