Tomato Basil Quinoa Muffins

Try this Tomato Basil Quinoa Muffin recipe today
quinoa muffins

Alex Abley, Pastry Chef, Railtown Cafe

Not much of a sweets person, but still looking for that savory, vegetarian start to the day you can take on the go? These muffins are just the thing you need, with plenty of healthy, protein-rich quinoa and herbaceous flavor. Your taste buds will have just the morning treat they deserve. — Angela Carlos, Cook Editor

Courtesy of Dan Olson, Executive Chef/Partner of Railtown Catering and Railtown Cafe.

12
Servings
404
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups water
  • 1 3/4 Cup quinoa
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup rice flour
  • 5 eggs, whisked
  • 3 Cups raw spinach, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped and cooked until caramelized
  • 2 Cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Cups Cheddar cheese, diced
  • 2 sprigs basil, chiffonade

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Bring 3 ½ cups water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and cook on low heat for 12 minutes. Turn heat off, and allow quinoa to steam while covered for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Toss cooled quinoa with garlic powder, chile flakes, salt, and rice flour.

Whisk eggs and combine with quinoa mixture.

Add spinach, caramelized onions, tomatoes, cheese, and basil.

Portion the mixture into a greased muffin tin or half-sphere silpat mold.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes.

Enjoy! 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
60g
46%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
375µg
54%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
187µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
195mg
20%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
137µg
34%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
140mg
20%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
441mg
29%
Water
97g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.