Quinoa Quiche Muffins

This is my favorite grab-and-go breakfast! I make up a big batch and my husband and I have breakfast for the week šŸ˜‰ Now, I’m just posting the “base” recipe for these “Quinoa Quiches” so you can add whatever accoutrement you like… broccoli, kale, peppers, turkey bacon, feta cheese, etc., etc. Get creative and make it your own!

The Base: Quinoa, Cottage Cheese, Eggs (I love farm fresh eggs from the local market), and chicken broth (optional).

Quinoa Quiche Protein Muffins

Cooking the Quinoa: Now I usually cook up a lot of Quinoa to use in other meals for the week, but for 1 pan of muffins you only need 1/2 cup dry quinoa (which yields 2 cups of cooked quinoa). You also need about double the amount of liquid (I like to use chicken broth because it adds flavor to the quinoa). So, that’s 1/2 a cup of dry quinoa and 1 cup of chicken broth. It takes 10-15 minutes to cook…

After the quinoa has cooked:

1. Crack 6 largeĀ eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk them.Ā IMG_1081

2. Stir in 1 cup of drained cottage cheese, 2 cups of (cooked) quinoa, saltĀ &Ā pepper. NOTE: This is also where you would add any other seasoning accoutrements that appeal to you.Ā IMG_1082

3. Grease your muffin tin… I use olive oil or olive oil spray.Ā IMG_1087

4. Give your muffin tin one final stir to make sure everything is well incorporated and evenly distributed, then fill each muffin cup with your mixture.Ā IMG_1086Note: the “back 6” are lined with this organic pork shoulder bacon:

5. Place pan in an oven heated to 350 degrees and cook forĀ 15-25 minutes… You’ll start to see the edges brown and begin to pull away from the sides.

6. Pull the pan out of the oven. If you’re putting the muffins away to enjoy throughout the week, wait for the pan/muffins to cool completely and store in the fridge. If eating immediately, let the muffins cool about 10 minutesĀ before removing from pan, then enjoy!Ā Quinoa Quiche Muffins

{Each muffin base contains about 90 calories,Ā 7 grams of protein, and a healthy dose of Calcium, Iron, and Vitamins: A, B-6, B-12, and D.}

Shopping List:

  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Organic Nonfat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Quinoa
  • Chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • Olive Oil or Oil Spray (for greasing pan)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Any otherĀ seasonings/ingredients you want to add šŸ˜‰ Get creative and have fun!

Possible Additions:

  • Feta Cheese, basil, and chopped sundried tomatoes
  • Basil Pesto
  • Turkey or chicken sausage and mushrooms
  • Lined with ham, turkey, bacon, turkey bacon
  • Broccoli and Cheese
  • Spinach and Parmesan

Spinning into Summer

Hello to all of you Wild Souls šŸ˜‰ I’m back from my little blogging hiatus… Running my brick-and-mortar, online store, blog, and social media was making me a little overwhelmed– so I had to take a few weeks to re-group and decide what I want all of my ventures to “be”. I feel like I’m coming in with a fresh set of ideas andĀ more focus.

During my hiatus I did pack on a few pounds that put me just over that “comfortable threshold” so for the rest of May (before my June photoshoot) I’m going to be posting some of the recipes and tools I’m using to get those pounds off, so check back if you’d like to get lean with me šŸ˜‰

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