Saturday, October 3, 2020

QUINOA AND EGG MUFFINS / SAVOURY BREAKFAST MUFFINS

 


Eggs are a preferred and versatile breakfast food. We can have them boiled, poached, fried, scrambled eggs, French toast or an omelette with various add-ons. Here is one more delicious protein packed  breakfast recipe that the egg lovers are surely going to fall in love with, Quinoa and Egg Muffins. I have added onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, cheese and coriander leaves. There are many more add-on options like ham, bacon, pasta, boiled or minced chicken, spinach, basil .. etc etc. 

Eggs :  

Eggs are a good source of protein and several minerals that can be hard to get in other foods, such as iodine and selenium. “Eggs are also one of the few foods that are naturally a good source of vitamin D., which helps build strong bones with the help of calcium,

Quinoa :

Quinoa has many properties that make it a weight-loss-friendly-food. It’s higher in protein than similar foods, such as rice, corn, and whole wheat. It is good to include it in your daily diet. These days it is easily available in various forms like grains, flakes and flour. You can add the boiled quinoa in your soups and salads too.

 Check out how to boil quinoa perfectly to a grainy texture - HERE 


Now let's proceed with the recipe.

Ingredients:
Cooked quinoa...... 1/2 cup 
Eggs .................... 4 
Onion ................ 2-3 tbsps (finely chopped)
Tomatoes ............ 2 tbsps (diced after removing the juice and seeds)
Green chillies ...... 2-3 (finely chopped)
Sauteed mushrooms ... 1 tbsp
Red, yellow & green bell peppers / capsicums  ..... 1 tbsp of each (diced)
Coriander leaves ...................... handful (chopped)
Cheese (grated) ........................ 2-3 tbsps
Salt ....................................... to taste
Black pepper ........................ 2-3 pinches 
Oil .................................. little for greasing the moulds.

Method:
1. Break the eggs into a large bowl. 
2. Add salt and whisk them until fluffy.
3. Now add all the ingredients and seasoning. (except oil).
4. Stir them well.
5. Grease the muffin moulds with a brush. 
6. Pour the egg mixture into them. 
7. Garnish with some bell pepper pieces and sprinkle black pepper or chilli flakes.
8. Pour some water in a baking tray and place the prepared moulds.
9. Bake at 200 C for about 20 minutes or until done. After 15 minutes you can open the oven and put some cheese on top if you like.
10. Insert a knife around the edges to  un-mould them easily.
11. Serve with ketchup or any sauce of your choice.


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This recipe is part of the "A-Z Recipe Challenge" in a facebook group wherein we bloggers come together and choose  key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. The alphabet of the month is Q and I am presenting these delicious Quinoa and Egg Muffins 


       

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18 comments:

  1. These gluten free savory Quinoa and Egg Muffins are prefect not only as a breakfast option but also as a light dinner option with some salad. Perfectly baked and looks so tempting. Bookmarking this recipe to try out as we like crustless quiche and this fits then bill perfectly.

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    1. So glad you liked them Mayuri. Thanks and I am sure you will love them too like we did.

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  2. These individual portion size breakfast or brunch recipe with quinoa and eggs are wholesome and filling. The muffins look light, airy and fluffy. So good!

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  3. Looks like an easy on the go breakfast muffin with all the betterness of more protein from the quinoa.I am sure it will stay in the fridge if meal prepped on the weekend as well.

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    1. Yes, these can stay good in the fridge. You can re-heat them in the microwave and serve.

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  4. Interesting addition of quinoa to egg muffins. Make fulfilling and protien rich breakfast option. Looks too tempting.

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  5. These bite sized muffins looks so delicious. Apt for packing in school lunch boxes for kids ..will share this recipe with my egg loving friends. Can you pls share the substitute for egg shobha ji ?

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    1. Priya, egg is the main binding ingredient in this recipe. Maybe you can try with cheese and potatoes adding little milk for moisture.

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  6. Quinoa egg muffins looks soft fluffy and delicious. An easy to make, nutritious and tasty breakfast recipe. Eggs and quinoa both are protein rich ingredients. Awesome share.

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    1. Thanks Sujata, as you rightly said these are loaded with protein

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  7. Love these protein rich quinoa egg muffins. They look so light and fluffy. A wholesome breakfast option for all ages.

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    1. Yes dear, everyone will like and relish these.

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  8. I prefer savoury muffins over the sweet ones. This is such a wholesome and filling one with lor of veggies in it. They look spongy and just awesome.

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  9. These perfectly baked bite size quinoa egg muffins sounds a great option for breakfast and kids tiffin. Awesome.

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    1. Thanks Paarul. Kids will definitely fall in love with these muffins

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