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
232
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! 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
138µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
5.9%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.9%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
41µg
51%
Calcium
187mg
19%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
82µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
82µg
20%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
70mg
17%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.7%
Phosphorus
272mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
320mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
373mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.7%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%

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