If there’s one thing Miss O loves to eat it’s quinoa. My go-to quinoa recipe is Pesto Quinoa, a simple three-ingredient recipe that O will eat by the bowlful if I let her. I love how versatile quinoa is. You can use it in just about any type of recipe from breakfast to lunch to dinner and everything in between. I came across this recipe for Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups and decided to try it out. Here is the recipe with a few alterations that better suited our palettes. Miss O ate 4 of them for breakfast each morning until they ran out. I’d say this is definitely a toddler approved food!
This recipe can easily be frozen and reheated when you’re craving one (which will be all the time). Let them cool then line them on a tray and pop in the freezer. Once they are frozen simply store them in a resealable bag. Microwave for about 20-30 seconds and enjoy their deliciousness. These didn’t last long enough in my house to require freezing them as the three of us just keep eating them! I can definitely say these quinoa breakfast muffins were a huge hit.
Quinoa Breakfast Muffins
- 2 cups cooked quinoa about 3/4 cup uncooked
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 4-5 large fresh basil leaves chopped
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture level with the top of each cup.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the cups are golden brown.
Cool at least 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin before placing on a wire rack to cool.
Store in a resealable bag or container in the fridge. Microwave 10-15 seconds to heat.
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The Future Mrs. Vines says
We made something similar with potatoes instead of quinoa and they were delicious. I’m definitely going to try quinoa for it’s amazing reduced carbs, mineral benefits, proteins and aminos.