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Delicious, savory, crustless quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.

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HELLLLLOOOO FALL! IT’s here. She’s arrived!!!

I know, I’m a day late already, but I’m still celebrating! (I’ll miss you, Summer!!)
I do hate the cold and would love to live in an 80-degree weather year-round type of place, but since I don’t, I choose to make the most of these next few not-so-warm, bitter cold months.

And I’ll start making the most of it with these Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese.

You’ve probably already figured out that this is not a muffin-muffin. But, it is the most amazing crustless “muffin”, EVER! Or the most amazing crustless quiche, EVERRR! I even healthified it! Brownie points for me!!

Did someone say brownies?!? WHERE?

Sorry, I’m going off on a tangent now… let’s get back to the story. Or we can just chill around here and talk about Rocky Road Fudge Brownies
Okay, okay, quinoa quiche it is…

Quiche Muffins Diethood Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}

Have I told you how I buy Quinoa in bulk? Yes, I do. Then I throw it into things that I make for my kids and they don’t have a clue! Once again, brownie points for Mama!

How else am I going to get these two little babes of mine to eat something other than pizza, chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, or fries? And before you assume that I introduced them to those foods, allow me to tell you that I did not! It was their grandparents. “How am I going to be a great Baba if I don’t buy them McD’s?! Every Baba gets McD’s for their grandchildren!!”. <—Said their grandma, my Mama. How do you argue with that? She’s Baba – she’s allowed to spoil them. And I’m allowed to throw broccoli into their smoothies. Buahahahaha! And quinoa in their muffins!

I mean, these are exactly like a quiche, but in mini form… and with feta and cheddar cheese! And maybe it’s not that big of a deal, and maybe I have been living under a rock all this time and you already have a recipe like this, but since I don’t, and I didn’t up until two weeks ago when the light bulb in my head went “CLINK!”, I think these are a big deal. I also think that you should try them because they will change your mornings. Even your afternoons. Make them for the week, your belly will thank you.

Quiche Quinoa Muffins Diethood Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}

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 Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}

Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}
 
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Delicious, savory, crustless quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.
Serves: Makes 6 Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 6 liners and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Combine water and quinoa in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add onions and cook until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in spinach leaves and garlic.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook until spinach is wilted; about 2 more minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and let cool.
  9. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, spinach mixture, cheeses and parsley.
  10. Make sure the quinoa mixture is not warm; if it is, give it a few minutes to cool.
  11. Pour in the beaten eggs and mix until well combined.
  12. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  13. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  15. Serve.
Notes
Serve with a side of plain yogurt.

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  1. Teresa November 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM - Reply

    Please clarify if the 375 degrees is in Fahrenheit or Celsius. I’m assuming Celcius, as my over doesn’t go above 250 deg C. Not everyone looking at this site is American, and many other countries use Celcius instead.
    Thanks, looks like it’s going to be a good recipe!

    • Katerina Petrovska November 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM - Reply

      Hi Teresa!

      That’s a great point! Thank you!! I know I have a lot of readers outside of the States so including that will definitely be a benefit.
      In as far as this recipe, the 375 is in Fahrenheit. Have a great Sunday!

      • Teresa November 30, 2014 at 8:38 PM - Reply

        Well that was delicious! For Celcius you want 190deg :-)

  2. Deanna October 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM - Reply

    Oh I cringe everytime my parents say to my 16 month old- can’t wait to take you to McDonald’s. It’s like oh come on now! lol. They do love spoiling the grandkids :-)

    Lately I have been trying to healthify her meals so this one is a good one-love that word btw ! :-)

  3. Amanda Sakovitz September 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    I would buy groceries!

  4. Barbara Clerici September 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM - Reply

    If I won, I would take my granddaughter, for her first and my last,
    trip to Disneyland!

  5. kesha September 27, 2013 at 7:07 AM - Reply

    I would get some Christmas gifts for my daughter

  6. Rose September 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM - Reply

    Great job Kate!
    I love this “special” muffins!

  7. Marie September 23, 2013 at 7:31 PM - Reply

    Probably food and some exercise clothes. And maybe a book or movie.

  8. Kate | Food Babbles September 23, 2013 at 8:08 AM - Reply

    Love these! So unique and I cannot wait to make them.

  9. Jeanette September 23, 2013 at 6:45 AM - Reply

    These look incredibly good and so healthy – love it!

  10. jeanette sheets September 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM - Reply

    to help buy christmas gifts for my family and friends

  11. karen September 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM - Reply

    I’d buy groceries.

  12. Leta September 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM - Reply

    Just wondering how much cooked quinoa you work add.. 1 1/2 cups? I have a bunch of leftover quinoa in the fridge to use up.

    • Katerina Petrovska September 22, 2013 at 8:52 PM - Reply

      Hi! I’m thinking probably around 1-cup of cooked quinoa.

  13. TrishInFL September 22, 2013 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    I would buy my daughter a few Christmas gifts :-)

  14. D SCHMIDT September 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM - Reply

    I would spend it on groceries and possibly Christmas presents.

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Love these savory muffins! (Spinach + cheese is always a winner!) I’d use the gift card for props!

  16. Kristy September 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM - Reply

    I’m totally intrigued that you throw quinoa in muffins! I have to try that with the kids. I have quinoa coming out the wazoo! These look great. I’ll put these on the list for sure. :)

  17. Vicki @ WITK September 22, 2013 at 1:59 PM - Reply

    I should buy quinoa in bulk, great idea! Then I will go to target and buy a mini purse I’ve been eyeing up recently.

  18. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet September 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM - Reply

    Uh these look amazing! I buy my quinoa in bulk as well and my family was sick of it so I had to cut down on buying it but I think i need to make a trip to the store!

  19. Kate September 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    If I won I’d buy more decor items for my apartment! Or fitness clothes.

  20. Claudia September 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    I would love to buy a new set of pot and pans, Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  21. Ash-foodfashionparty September 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM - Reply

    Love the idea. I am so much like you, I buy wheat germ, quinoa everything healthy in bulk, powder it and add in everything. Love it. My hubby says I buy a little too much at Target, love the store.

  22. Dory G September 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM - Reply

    I love the kitchen and linen departments at Target…

  23. Laurel Wycoff September 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM - Reply

    New clothes for the kids!

  24. Phoebe S September 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM - Reply

    I would buy some new shoes!

  25. Katie September 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM - Reply

    I would get some new clothes.

  26. Barbara Bradford September 22, 2013 at 8:04 AM - Reply

    I so need towels… from bath to kitchen..

  27. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 22, 2013 at 7:51 AM - Reply

    I’d stock up on lots of groceries!!! Love Target brand groceries!!

  28. Katie September 22, 2013 at 7:48 AM - Reply

    I’m not sure! Probably accessories or random home decoration items (my usual go-tos at Target!)

  29. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) September 22, 2013 at 7:38 AM - Reply

    These look super yummy! So healthy too. And today is actually the first day of fall, so you didn’t miss it! I would buy some new DVDs with my gift card.

  30. Ramona September 22, 2013 at 6:06 AM - Reply

    Awww… these mini little quiches are too cute!! I would head straight to the kitchen department and buy something fun to play with in the kitchen… you know I love kitchen gadgets! :)

  31. Emily @ Life on Food September 22, 2013 at 5:53 AM - Reply

    We just bought a house. I could think of a million things. A rug…drapes, or possibly cute dishes. I never have problems finding things at Target.

  32. Denise Fedor September 22, 2013 at 4:25 AM - Reply

    I would buy food!

  33. Dani H September 22, 2013 at 4:18 AM - Reply

    I would buy Christmas gifts.

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