Quinoa & Spinach Muffins


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 ounces spinach (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (or thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until quinoa is thoroughly cooked and liquid has been absorbed.  Remove from head and set aside.

Step 2: In a non-stick pan, heat the onion for a few minutes, until soft, then add spinach, cooking just until the spinach has barely wilted, about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a muffin pan.

Step 4: In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cooked spinach and onions, eggs, cheese, oregano or thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, mixing to combine well.

Step 5: Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin about 1/4 cup at a time, being careful not to overfill.

Step 6: Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 7: Serve & enjoy!

Enjoy these protein packed muffins from TheSpruceEats!