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Weight Watchers Air Fryer Buffalo Quinoa Fritters-Only 3 Points!!

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Looking for a creative way to eat more quinoa? You are in the right place! Try these amazing buffalo quinoa fritters for a new twist on the standard quinoa bowl! Plus you get to use your Air Fryer! This batch serves four and each fritter is only 3 points each!! These buffalo quinoa fritters would go great with some zero-point veggies or a fresh salad!!

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How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Quinoa Fritters

Ingredients for air fryer buffalo quinoa fritters weight watchers

Mix together 1 cup water and 1/2 cup quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Pour into mixing bowl and let cool.

Quinoa in water to boil

While quinoa is cooking, cook chickpeas in their juice in another saucepan.

Chickpeas cooking in pot Chickpeas and quinoa in pot to mash

Smash the chickpeas with a spoon.

Mix cooked quinoa, chickpeas, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper, in a large mixing bowl. Add more breadcrumbs as needed, until you can pick the mixture up.

quinoa mixture with hot sauce added

Form quinoa/chickpeas mixture into small patties.

 air fryer buffalo quinoa fritters before cooking

Add patties to air fryer basket; Fry at 350 for 3-4 minutes on each side or until crispy

Air Fryer Buffalo Quinoa Fritters

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Buffalo Quinoa Fritters

These fritters are kid friendly and completely delicious! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or add the fritters to a tossed salad!

Servings 4: Each serving = 3 Points

  • 1/2 C. Quinoa, Rinsed
  • 1 C. Water
  • 1 C. Cooked Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1/4 C. Hot Sauce or To Taste
  • 1/2 C. Cheddar, shredded low fat or fat free
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C. Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Oil for Frying

Mix together 1 cup water and 1/2 cup quinoa in a small saucepan.

Bring to boil and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

Pour into mixing bowl and let cool.

While quinoa is cooking, cook chickpeas in their juice in another saucepan.

Smash the chickpeas with a spoon.

Mix cooked quinoa, chickpeas, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, in a large mixing bowl. Add more breadcrumbs as needed, until you can pick the mixture up.

Form quinoa/chickpeas mixture into small patties.

Add patties to air fryer basket; Fry @ 350 for 3-4 minutes on each side or until crispy

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9 Comments

    1. The girls used ketchup on theirs. :) Maybe BBQ? Or some type of hot sauce? The greek yogurt ranch dip was perfect!

  1. not that the ones listed are not good. just not my taste. and i’m sure sweet and sour sauce won’t taste too great.

  2. Hats off to the versatility of this amazing food!
    I have been using it as a breakfast cereal, in soups & stews, in cookies and muffins. And now you are sharing this wonderful recipe whereby I can use it as a snack!
    And it looks delicious enough for me to want to try it out right away!
    Thanks for the share! :) :)

  3. I am wondering if I did the chick peas wrong. I was surprised that if you want a thick consistency, you throw the juice in the pot too. I mashed them up with the juice, and they seem pretty wet. Were we supposed to drain one cup from the pot with the full can, and only mash the chick peas. I’ll adjust to make the right consistency, but to me, that was a missing step in the recipe instructions. Can’t wait to try them though. This is the first of the 30 that really called to me.

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