Quinoa and Lox Muffins

Get ready to impress your family and friends with this simple, yet fancy recipe.  This is another recipe inspired by fitfoodiefinds.  I did alter the recipe a bit and added my own little flair to it, but the idea was inspired by her.

I used some left over mixed grains, similar to what I used for my teriyaki salmon, but   straight up cooked quinoa will do the trick.  I also made only 1 muffin for myself to try out, but the following recipe will yield a dozen muffins. quinoaloxmuffin1

Note in the picture above my kale is in small leaf form…for your recipe chop the kale into bite sized pieces, it will come out better 🙂

Quinoa and Lox Muffins
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Gluten Free & Dairy Free
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Serves: 12
 
Perfect brunch to impress
Ingredients
  • 3 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 dozen eggs, you'll need 1 egg per muffin
  • 1 cup kale, chopped (about 1-2 large leaves)
  • 8-10oz lox (smoked salmon)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a muffin tin with olive oil or canola oil
  3. Cook quinoa according to instructions (always a 1:2 ratio; quinoa to water)
  4. Once quinoa is cooked, fill each muffin space about ¼ way with quinoa
  5. On top of the quinoa sprinkle some chopped kale
  6. Followed by about .5-1oz of lox, a small piece just to cover the kale
  7. Crack an egg over the lox, and top with a thin layer of quinoa, just enough to fill the muffin space (NOTE: you want about ¼ cup of quinoa per egg)
  8. With a fork, work the egg through the other ingredients, to insure the muffin holding its shape
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes
Notes
potassium: 126.8mg

Vit A: 35.8%; Vit B-12: 18.3%; Vit B-6: 7.4%; Vit C: 7.4%; Vit D: 10.0%; Vit E: .5%; Calcium: 3.0%; Folate: 6.4%; Iron: 25.8%;
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 269.1 Fat: 8.5g Saturated fat: 1.8g Unsaturated fat: 3.4g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbohydrates: 32.0g Sugar: 3.3g Sodium: 452.4mg Fiber: 3.2g Protein: 16.0g Cholesterol: 190.3mg

 

This recipe is totally vitamin packed and tastes great.  Give it a shot 🙂

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