Quinoa for Breakfast – Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Breakfast Quinoa Cups RecipeJump to Recipe
I love quinoa. Since it has a lot of protein and most quinoa is gluten free, it’s a wonderful food. In addition, there are so many different ways you can use quinoa in recipes.
Therefore, I made a big batch of quinoa this morning to use in various recipes.
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How to make a bowl of plain quinoa
Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. Boil 1 part quinoa with 2 parts water and then simmer for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Now, for the fun part. Today, I’m going to share my quinoa for breakfast recipe. It has a lot protein and various substitutions and additions can be made to meet your dietary needs.
Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Breakfast Quinoa Cups Recipe
This recipe for breakfast quinoa cups is so easy. This is a one bowl recipe. You won’t get a lot of pots and pans dirty.
These quinoa cups make a simple and healthy breakfast. I love these because the the kids can eat them on the way to school. They are also great for a breakfast on the go, or to heat up once you get to the office.
If you’re dairy free, choose a cheese that will work for you.
If you’re vegetarian, swap the ham for extra veggies. Onion, red and orange peppers or olives would work well with the other ingredients.
The great thing about this recipe is you can make it to fit any diet. If you have kids adding bits of sausage or bacon would work well. This is also a great way to get an additional serving of vegetables for them each day. They won’t think twice about the spinach if they’re eating a muffin.
Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Breakfast Quinoa Cups
- mixing bowl
- Cupcake Pan
- Measuring Cup and Spoon
- Sauce Pan for cooking Quinoa
- cutting board
- cooking spray or muffin liners
- 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa Cook According to Package Directions
- 2 Large Eggs
- ½ Cup Shredded Cheese
- 1 slice Cooked Ham diced
- ½ Cuo Chopped Spinach
- ⅙ t pepper
- ¼ t salt
- Preheat Oven to 350°
- Spray Muffin Pan or use muffin liners
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- fill each cup ⅔ with mixture
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
- Cool for 5 minutes then remove from pan
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