#FlavorfulFriday – Baked Spinach, Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins

Spinach Feta Quinoa Egg Muffins | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Spinach Feta Quinoa Egg Muffins | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

It’s Friday and I’m sharing a yummy quinoa muffin recipe that you can make this weekend and have a healthy and yummy breakfast/pre-workout/snack or lunch next week! These little muffins are simple to make and are super yummy!

I use my rice cooker to make the quinoa which makes it turn out so fluffy and it’s super simple since all I have to do is put the quinoa and water in it, put the lid on and turn it on.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 big handfuls fresh baby spinach (about 1 cup cooked) or 1 cup cooked chopped kale
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 oz crumbled feta
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook quinoa according to directions on stove top or in rice cooker. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until softened. Add spinach in batches until completely wilted down.
  4. In a large bowl combine quinoa, spinach, garlic powder, oregano, feta, turmeric, salt and pepper. Add egg to quinoa mixture and stir until all combined.
  5. Place unbleached muffin liners in muffin tin. Spoon quinoa mixture into muffin cups filling to top of muffin liner, then geHomemade Mocha Latte with Spinach Feta Quinoa Egg MuffinHomemade Mocha Latte with Spinach Feta Quinoa Egg Muffinntly pat down.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from tin using a butter knife.
  7. Makes 6 muffins, depending on size of muffin tin. Can make these into bite size appetizers if you use a mini muffin tin.

I like to reheat a muffin in my toaster oven and eat with my homemade mocha latte as a mid morning snack. The caffeine from the latte and the
protein from the quinoa and egg would be good as a pre-workout snack too.

Stay Healthy my Friends!

XO,

Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

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