Here’s another great quinoa breakfast recipe. For those of you who missed last week’s Quinoa Breakfast Bake with maple and cinnamon, I talked about all the reasons why quinoa is a healthy and nutritious grain choice. Check it out here. I’ve also got a really great recipe post for Quinoa Pilaf and Quinoa Tuna Salad. You can check those out here.
But these Quinoa Veggie Egg Muffins are not to be missed! The recipe makes 12 muffins, although you could easily double it. They keep well in the fridge and you can warm them up 2 or 3 at a time for a great little breakfast you can eat on the run. There’s only about 65 calories per muffin. I like to eat mine with Morningstar farms Veggie sausage patties. Turkey sausage or turkey bacon would be good too. Just heat these up in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them.
Quinoa Veggie and Egg Breakfast Muffins
1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa (I just use leftovers from my Quinoa tuna salad, it doesn’t use a whole bag)
4 large eggs
1/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup skim milk, or plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped red onion
1-2 tbsp chopped baby spinach
3-4 chopped cherry tomatoes
1-2 tbsp chopped red bell pepper
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Beat the eggs with a fork. Stir in the milk, then the yogurt, then cheese, salt and pepper, then stir in the quinoa making sure any big chunks are separated.
Chop the veggies finely so they’ll have enough time to get tender while baking. Stir in the chopped veggies.
Pour or spoon evenly into the muffin cups. Bake at 350 for about 15-18 minutes or until browned on the sides.
Finally, let them cool a bit and then pop them out of the muffin pan.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or you can even freeze these guys. These give regular egg muffins just an extra bit of heartiness and texture.
For variations try adding any variation of: ham, turkey, turkey sausage, cheddar, Swiss, feta, black olives, broccoli, green chili peppers, or salsa.
Give these Quinoa breakfast muffins a try and let me know what you think. If you’ve never tried egg muffins, you are missing out on a quick, easy and healthy way to get a high protein breakfast.