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Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies

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Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies

Hello Quinoa, you’ve become a friend of mine. Well, not so much a friend, but a nice tasty way to start the day. In case you haven’t heard of it, Quinoa is a seed that kind of acts like a grain but is a super food! Apparently it’s full of full of protein, iron, fiber and bunch of other good stuff. You can read about it here.

Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
While it may be good for you, I just care about the taste! I have decided that there are too many things in this world I like to eat, so I am not going to start eating things I don’t like. Quinoa has a nutty texture and is light. It cooks easily and is very versatile. It’s great in salads, side dishes, as a cereal for breakfast and is great in these easy breakfast bites!
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Look at all those veggies. I think I feel healthier just looking at them.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Start by putting olive oil in a pan over medium heat then add sausage with the casings removed. Cook and break up into small pieces.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Add the mushrooms and yellow pepper and cook until veggies are soft. Taste the mixture before adding garlic and salt and pepper. Sausage can very on the amount of seasonings.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Next add spinach and cook until it’s wilted.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Stir in the cooked quinoa, and mix thoroughly.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Add egg mixture to saute pan and let the eggs cook for 1-2 minutes without stirring until eggs just barely start to set on the bottom. Remove from heat and gently stir eggs to make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Spoon partially cooked egg and sausage mixture into well oiled or sprayed muffin tin.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
Top with quartered tomatoes. I like to put the tomatoes on the top because it gives the tomatoes a nice roasted flavor and it doesn’t make the muffin mushy like it would if they were inside the egg mixture. Look, I filled the muffin cups too much and only had enough for 11 muffins! Cook for 15 minutes or until middle is set.
Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies
They taste great hot and if you have leftovers they are great warmed up in the microwave for a fast nutritious breakfast.

Be sure to also check out this delicious and easy recipe for Taco Salad

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Egg “Muffins” with Quinoa and Veggies

Breakfast can be easy and healthy with this delicious egg dish.

Yield: 12 "Muffins"

Ingredients:

3 Italian Turkey Sausage links (approx 12 oz)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup of diced mushrooms
I cup of cooked Quinoa
2 cloves garlic
4 cups fresh spinach
8 large eggs
4 green onions diced
8- 10 cherry tomatoes quartered
2 teaspoons oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl crack eggs and add green onions. Set aside.
Spray or brush a muffin tin with oil.
In a large saute pan on medium heat, add olive oil and turkey sausage with the casings removed. Break up the turkey sausage into small pieces and cook through. Add mushrooms and yellow bell pepper. Cook until veggies are soft, about 2-4 minutes.
Now is a good time to taste the mixture, it will depend on the spice mix of the sausage (which can vary) on how much garlic and salt and pepper you need to add.
Add spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Mix in the cooked quinoa.
Add egg mixture to saute pan and let the eggs cook for 1-2 minutes without stirring until eggs just barely start to set on the bottom. Remove from heat and gently stir eggs to make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed. Spoon partially cooked egg and sausage mixture in to muffin tin. Top with quartered tomatoes and add just a dash of salt on top.
Bake muffins in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until egg is completely set. Check the center with a knife to make sure the egg is solid.

Enjoy!

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4 Comments

Melissa says:

I eat a lot of quinoa., but haven’t made muffins with it. I have to try these.They look delicious & are full of tasty healthy ingredients !

easyonthecook says:

We really enjoy them! Hope you like them too.

Laurel says:

How many calories in each Muffin?

easyonthecook says:

Sorry I haven’t started doing the nutritional info on my posts yet but I am planning to do that in the future! My blog is just 6 months old! For my own use I often use http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

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