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Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Muffins

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Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Muffins

* Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

Makes about 18 (depending on the size of your muffin pans)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa. (Approx. 3/4 cup uncooked)
  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 500g mushroom, chopped into small pieces or slices
  • 1 large or 2 small brown onions chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium eggplant grilled until brown and then diced
  • 1 small roasted red or yellow (or half of each) capsicum, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 150g feta cut into 18 cubes.
  • Salt and pepper to your preference, I use quite a bit.

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Line muffin tin with papers or spray with olive oil spray.  (You can skip this step if you are using non-stick silicone muffin trays)
  3. In large non-stick fry pan cook onions until soft. Add mushrooms and cook until browned. Set aside
  4. In large bowl combine cooked quinoa, eggs, zucchini, cooked mushrooms/onions, parsley, half of the roasted vegetables (save some for decorating the tops) and salt and pepper.
  5. Mix until just blended.
  6. Fill muffin tins about ¾ full then add in a few strips of your roasted vegetables (capsicums and eggplants),  to each cup until they’re each filled to the top.
  7. Top each muffin with a cube of feta and bake 20-25 minutes, or until brown and cooked through.

*Feel free to experiment with whatever vegetables are in season or needing to be used up in the fridge – reduce that shopping bill and your carbon footprint!  😉