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Savory Quinoa Muffins

These started out as a recipe called “Quinoa Bites” from my friend Rebekah, but I simply could not  keep it to myself ; it’s just too good. So, for all of you quinoa lovers out there, here is my version!

Savory Quinoa Muffins

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 eggs

1 large onion and 1 large red (or orange or yellow) bell pepper, diced finely (about 1 cup each)

2 tsp. olive oil

1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 T dried basil

1 tsp each: salt, paprika and dried oregano

Nonstick cooking spray

Optional: spicy tomato sauce for dipping

Place quinoa and 2 cups of water in saucepan.

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Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for about 20 minutes until quinoa is tender.  In the meanwhile, saute onion and pepper in the 2 tsp olive oil until soft and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients together (except tomato sauce) in a large bowl. Distribute mixture between the 12 muffin cups, pressing down gently to compact. Bake about 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

We had ours with soup and dipped them in spicy tomato sauce. Can you say DELICIOUS?

Per quinoa muffin: 120 calories, 5 g fat, 12.5 g carbs, 10 g protein and 1.3 g fiber


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  2. What a great and unusual recipe – perfect for that half-bag of quinoa in the cupboard!

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