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Green Eggs & Quinoa Muffins

Make ahead high-protein healthy breakfast for busy mornings. 

Course Breakfast
Keyword egg cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 260 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ½ medium red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese grated or chopped into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Add the quinoa and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. All of the water will be absorbed when the quinoa is done. Set aside to cool

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Combine the onion, garlic, kale and broccoli in a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked quinoa to the bowl and stir.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the eggs.

  5. Add the egg mixture, cheese, salt, and pepper to the vegetable mixture. Stir to combine.
  6. Use cooking spray to coat a muffin pan. Evenly pour the muffin mixture into the pan. Bake for 20 minutes.  

Nutrition Facts
Green Eggs & Quinoa Muffins
Amount Per Serving (3 muffins)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 382mg127%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 5191IU104%
Vitamin C 67mg81%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.