Thursday 9 April 2015

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

One of my favourite ingredients of late is quinoa. I've been using it in breakfast, lunch and dinners. It is packed full of protein and manages to add a great texture to every dish.

I will have more quinoa based recipes to share with you but the first one I wanted to shared with you was quinoa pizza muffins.

quinoa pizza muffins

I've found this dish to be perfect for lunch or dinner, or even a snack, my toddler really enjoys eating them cold, I mean who doesn't love cold pizza!!

Whole grains, fibre and protein. This recipe is nutritious and delicious (yes I rhymed), and even better it is gluten free, it can be made meaty but I opted for a vegetarian version...


* 1 cup of quinoa (uncooked)
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup red onion (diced)
* 1 cup mozzarella (shredded)
* 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (chopped)
* 1 tsp crushed garlic
* 1 tsp dried basil
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* 1 tsp smoked paprika


* Preheat the oven to around 180 degrees and grease a muffin tin.

* Cook the quinoa as per the packets instructions.

* Once the quinoa is cooked, drain and then mix in a large bowl with all of the other ingredients.

* Once the mixture is combined, divide the mixture evenly into the muffin cups, making sure to fill to the top. This recipe will make around 8 large muffins or 12 smaller muffins.

* Bake the pizzas for around 20 minutes, start checking at 15 minutes.

You can eat these delicious muffins by themselves or do as I did and serve with something like sweet potato crisps.



  1. What a clever idea. Must give this a try and see whether son1 likes it. He is a pizza addict

  2. Love the sound of these. I'm going gluten-free so these would be perfect #tastytuesdy

  3. Ooh healthy and tasty, I must try. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays


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