Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Breakfast Quinoa Cups



A few months ago, I bought a giant bag of quinoa. Excited about the super-nutritional value of this food, I brought it home and cooked up a batch, intending to eat it like rice. I quickly learned that quinoa on its own does not offer the same tasty satisfaction as rice on its own. To be honest, I hated it and was very disappointed. So for the next two months, the giant bag of quinoa sat on top of my fridge, untouched...until I did some deeper searching for quinoa recipes and realized that quinoa is DELICIOUS when mixed properly with other ingredients. 

Without further ado, I present quinoa for breakfast. This tasty breakfast is nutritious, delicious and can be made in advance for a quick breakfast on-the-go

Breakfast Quinoa Cups
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
Yield: 18 cups
Total Time: about 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Liberally spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and spoon filling into muffin cups, filling to the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges of the cups are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from tin. Serve with salsa and enjoy!

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Yum, this sounds like an interesting recipe! I just posted a quinoa recipe on my blog this morning too...southwestern quinoa salad: http://www.love-laurie.com/2013/01/southwestern-quinoa-salad.html

laurie
www.love-laurie.com

Bani said...

this looks delicious! i definitely want to try it!

i usually eat quinoa with peppers and olive oil, pepper, salt, tomatos, cucumber, carrot, etc

http://bl4q.blogspot.ca/

Mo (New on U) said...

I made the same mistake the first time I made quinoa - I ended up giving the rest to the dogs! It wasn't until I tried some out one night that I realized I did it all wrong. This looks great!

Introverted Art said...

I will test this recipe FOR SURE!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Not sure I could do these for breakfast, but for lunch or dinner YES!!!!

Mode a'Portee said...

Another amazing recipe!! Wish i can find quinoa in ME.. :(