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Quinoa Breakfast Bites

Gluten-free and Dairy-free. Contains eggs.

An amazing thing for those of us who have busy mornings but want to have something more substantial
than a regular muffin and not as cold as a smoothie! 

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup of quinoa

6 eggs

2 big handfuls of spinach

1 yellow pepper

15 cherry tomatoes

1 portabella mushroom (or 1 cup of other mushrooms)

1 red onion 

1/4 cup cashew cheese (or other vegan cheese)

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1tsp salt

1tsp pepper

1/4 tsp chili flakes

olive oil

vegan butter

 


INSTRUCTIONS

  • prepare the quinoa as per instructions on the package 

  • turn your oven to 350

  • while waiting for the quinoa to cook, finely chop all of your veggies and set them aside in separate piles or small bowls

  • using a large frying pan, sautee the onions and mushrooms in olive oil first, turn the heat to medium, and stir occasionally

  • (quinoa usually takes 12-15 minutes to cook so once it is done, put it out of the saucepan into a medium bowl to cool)

  • after about 10 minutes add the chopped tomatoes, yellow pepper, and chili flakes and continue to stir occasionally

  • once everything has softened a bit - about 5 mins - then you can add your cashew cheese and a bit more oil to help mix it around while it melts 

  • Turn off the heat as the cashew cheese coats everything as evenly as possible, and then stir in the chopped spinach, parsley, salt, and pepper

  • crack all of the eggs into a large mixing bowl and scramble

  • pour the quinoa into the large bowl and mix evenly

  • carefully pour or spoon the sauteed veggies into the large bowl and mix evenly so that there are no dry clumps of quinoa or veg

  • grease your muffin tin with vegan butter, use muffin cups, or use a silicone muffin mold. (I have used a greased muffin tin and found that the bottoms still stick, and so I favor a silicone mold for this)

  • using 1/4 cup measuring cup or an equal volume cookie/muffin scooper, scoop the mixture into the muffin tin. there will be a little leftover so you can just use a spoon to distribute evenly. 

  • once you have your tin filled up, carefully shake the pan so as to help get out air bubbles- this will help create a nice solid muffin bite

  • bake for 20 minutes

  • let sit in the tin for 5 minutes before removing them to cool on a rack

  • Enjoy!!

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