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Crustless Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese

This easy crustless quiche recipe is healthy and delicious! Savory, crustless mini quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.

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EASY CRUSTLESS MINI QUICHE WITH SPINACH

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…

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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.

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ENJOY!

Quiche Muffins with Quinoa

Quinoa Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese {Giveaway}

Katerina | Diethood
Delicious, savory, crustless quiche muffins made with spinach, cheese and quinoa.
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 6
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 4 large eggs , lightly beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line a muffin tin with 6 liners and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 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.
  • In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach leaves and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook until spinach is wilted; about 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, spinach mixture, cheeses and parsley.
  • Make sure the quinoa mixture is not warm; if it is, give it a few minutes to cool.
  • Pour in the beaten eggs and mix until well combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  • Serve.

Notes

Serve with a side of plain yogurt.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 248 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 135 mg | Sodium: 456 mg | Potassium: 300 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 2390 IU | Vitamin C: 10.6 mg | Calcium: 254 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 12 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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39 comments on “Crustless Quiche Muffins with Spinach and Cheese”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! You can use goat cheese, but I would suggest to use any cheese that you like. Shredded cheddar, for instance, or mozzarella. I hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. 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!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      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!

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lately I have been trying to healthify her meals so this one is a good one-love that word btw ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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