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Southwest Quinoa Egg Muffins

Southwest Quinoa Egg Muffins

Fluffy, tasty, filling, quinoa egg muffins with a southwest twist and super tasty fair.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free, make-ahead, meal-prep
Servings 4 servings
Calories 254 kcal


  • 1 large or 2 small poblano peppers
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 5 egg whites
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack or Colby-Jack blend shredded cheese see Notes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Key West seasoning blend see Notes
  • cooking spray
  • garnish: slices of pickled jalapeno


  • Heat the broiler to high heat. Move the oven rack to the first slot under the broiler.
  • Put the peppers on the rack and roast, turning every 4 minutes, until completely charred and softened. Transfer peppers to a resealable bag, seal, and let steam 10 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, discard the charred skins and seeds, and finely chop the peppers. Set aside.
  • Put the oven heat to 350F.
  • Rinse the quinoa in a fine strainer for a minute to wash off the sapronins from the grains. Add the quinoa to a pot of boiling water and boil 15 minutes. Drain completely, and let sit for 10 minutes to cool a bit with the lid off to allow for evaporation.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Add the remaining ingredients. Distribute to 8 tins of a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until muffins are set and golden around the edges. Transfer to a storage container in the refrigerator. Yields 4 servings, 2 muffins each.


For the cheese, this is one of those recipes perfect for using up all the little bags of leftover cheeses in your refrigerator. I have even used Italian cheeses in this recipe with great result.
I live in Florida and used a Key West seasoning blend that I found at my grocery store. Alternatives could include a cumin-based southwest seasoning blend or salt-free garlic and herb seasoning.


Calories: 254kcal (13%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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