For the Quinoa:
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1¼ cups raw quinoa (any variety)
1¼ cups water
1 tsp salt
For the Vegetables:
3 medium zucchini, shredded
1-8oz pack baby bella mushrooms or any mushrooms of your choice, silced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
Cheese and eggs:
6 large eggs beaten
½ tsp salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a muffin tin pan generously with cooking spray (this recipes makes 18 muffins)
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil. Add quinoa and sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring often, so it's well coated with oil
Add 1¼ cups of water and 1 tsp salt.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, but not mushy. Set aside to cool slightly.
In the meantime, cook mushrooms and shredded zucchini in a large skillet with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Saute for 10-12 minutes on medium, until all the water from the zucchini and mushrooms is gone. Set aside to cool
In a large bowl, combine beaten eggs, salt and add cheddar cheese. Add cooked vegetables and quinoa and mix well
Fill 18 muffin tins with egg mixture about ¾ of the way. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top of each muffin
Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until eggs are cooked. Let them cool slightly
Store in the fridge in an air tight container
Quinoa and vegetables can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator. When you want to make the muffins mix with eggs and cheese and bake.
Muffins can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days and eaten cold or reheated.