Sunday, April 21, 2013

Quinoa Breaky Bites

I absolutely LOVE breakfast and absolutely HATE waking up early to cook it. This recipe is something that you can easily make on Sunday afternoon and keep in the fridge for the week. You can grab one on the way to work, heat it up or leave it as it. They would be great with a little salad for lunch or with some salsa for breakfast.

The best part about them is you can add whatever you have in the fridge! I love goats cheese so I add it in to whatever I can. The original recipe used mini muffin tins for the bites. I didn't have a mini muffin tin so I used a normal muffin tin. The only issue is that the bigger muffins don't stay together as well. I might try again when I purchase a mini tin. This recipe made 12 bites, but only about 8 stayed together well. 

2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked)
3 eggs
2 egg whites
1 cup zucchini, shredded
1 cup butternut squash, roasted
1/2 cup diced ham
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup red peppers, diced
1/4 cup caramalized onions
2 green onions, sliced
salt & pepper

Garnish: cilantro + cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Liberally spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and spoon mixture to the top of each cup. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges of the cups are golden brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.


Original Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats