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Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa make the perfect protein-packed snack or breakfast on the go for your family.

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins - this recipe is so versatile, my family loves having them ready in the fridge for quick snacks or breakfasts!

Another day another frittata muffin. These little baked egg muffins have become a little obsession of mine the last few months, especially since my kids like them (not to mention, they are a good protein packed healthy alternative to the same old after school snack). These Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa are light and just right – adding quinoa to the egg mixture adds some density and a little extra filling which I love.

I have made them a few different ways now, Maria’s Frittata Muffins with peas, parmesan and quinoa and Baked Italian Sausage and Mushroom Frittata Muffins – both so good! The combinations are endless and fun to come up with, especially since my daughter is constantly asking for them and giving me ideas!

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins - this recipe is so versatile, my family loves having them ready in the fridge for quick snacks or breakfasts!

Frittata muffins are easy to make! Watch here:

These egg muffins can be a little tricky to take out of the muffin pan, so be sure to grease it well using cooking spray or oil (I find cooking spray works better). I like to let them cool for a couple of minutes, then pop them out a bit to continue cooling by sliding a butter knife around the edges to help release.

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins - this recipe is so versatile, my family loves having them ready in the fridge for quick snacks or breakfasts!

I don’t know about you but I am constantly challenged with what to give my kids as snacks throughout the day. They are active kids and are always hungry! We usually opt for yogurt, cheese sticks, fruit, and pretzels, but I can tell they are getting bored. I don’t make these egg muffins weekly but I’m reminded all the time that I should! I would love to hear what healthy snacks you try to offer your kids, so please share!

Have a great week!

Print Recipe

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa

Yield: makes 12 muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 sweet onion, grated
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets, defrosted and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese (I used 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar and 1/4 cup mozzarella)
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease each cup of a 12 muffin pan well with cooking spray or oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa, onion, cheese , broccoli, salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk 8 eggs together well until light and fluffy. Add eggs to bowl with quinoa, veggies and cheese and combine. Spoon evenly into each cup of muffin pan, about half to 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information (via My Fitness Pal):  111 calories / 6g fat / 7g carbohydrates / 7 g protein / 1g dietary fiber

Tools needed for this recipe:

Muffin Pan

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9 Responses to “Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa”

  1. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking posted April 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Frittatas are so delicious and versatile: I love what you made of them! This sounds like a snack kids would love… I know I’d be happy to see this in my lunchbox 😉

  2. Sandy Coughlin posted April 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Aggie, I can’t wait to try these. I may see what’s in my fridge and make some up today (with leftover quinoa). Hope you’re having a great week!

  3. Olena@iFOODreal posted April 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    These are super cute, Aggie! Like tater tot muffins.

    We have the same issue with snacks. I think everyone does. Mine love to snack on frozen fruit. Luckily Costco organic is affordable. It is like an ice cream to them. I also started buying flavoured organic kefir as an alternative to yogurt. Nuts. Do yours like nuts? Mine do. Bars. I buy organic Costco bars. They burn off that sugar. I can’t keep up making muffins. Popcorn.

  4. Sommer @aspicyperspective posted April 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    These muffins are the perfect size! Yummy!

  5. Dana posted July 1, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Do these keep well as leftovers?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

      I ate them over a few days, stored in the fridge. I ate them cold but I think microwaving them for about 30 seconds or so would be good!

  6. Rosette posted September 7, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Any idea about the nutritional content? Sugars? Carbs? 

  7. Elaine posted January 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Can you freeze the broccoli cheese muffins, I usually cook for just one or two so need to freeze any leftovers.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 31, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      I personally have never but I have seen others do it in recipes many times!

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