Another Look at Breakfast

I found another recipe on pinterest that I wanted to try for breakfast. I didn’t want to make mini muffins so I adapted the recipe and made them normal sized. I was impressed with how low the calories were for these breakfast muffins. Plus, there was about 6 grams of protein in each one.

It was a super easy recipe and quick to throw everything together. IMG_0055

I used sharp cheddar cheese because that’s what I had. While the quinoa was cooking in a mixture of chicken broth and water, I defrosted some shredded zucchini I’d frozen from last year’s garden. I am so glad I spent the time to shred it and freeze it last year! Will have to remember to do that again this summer. IMG_0063

I whisked everything together. It was a tad on the soupy side but once it was baked, they firmed up nicely. I baked them for about 27 minutes. I only got 10 muffins out of halving the original recipe, and had I filled each one up to the fill it would probably be more like 8 muffins. IMG_0067

They turned out great! And the kitchen smelled so good! I had one muffin and a piece of gluten free toast for breakfast and it was a great combo. IMG_0065

I felt satisfied and full most of the morning. I ate my mid-morning apple around 11am and honestly, could have skipped it. I’m happy that I tried these breakfast alternatives. I will use this recipe as a jumping off point for trying other flavors and stuff. Of all the new breakfast grab-and-go recipes I’ve tried, I’ve liked the egg muffins the best. I found them more satisfying and tasty and they are very versatile–you can make them taste like whatever you want. These quinoa muffins were great but after a week of eating them I was over it. When I make this recipe again, I’d make less.

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

12 thoughts on “Another Look at Breakfast”

  1. I want to love quinoa but there’s a slightly…tinny?…taste that turns me off. Maybe I just need more sauce. 🙂

  2. I’ve been eating my Pillsbury breakfast muffins all week – love that just a pan of muffin tins on the weekend can provide breakfast for a whole week – just switch out the fruit each day. And I much prefer savory over sweet breakfasts – I’ll have to give these a try!
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