Quinoa Egg Bake

Hello from Mr. Froggy.

I made a GENIUS creation today for lunch. Normally, I am a sweet tooth kind of girl, but today I was craving savory/salty. I adapted an awesome egg bake recipe from a Whole Foods’ website. I modified it to my liking and changed the recipe to a serving for one!

At first when I read the directions to the recipe, I was a bit skeptical. Uncooked quinoa? I was surprised to find out that it bakes inside of the egg! *so cool*

Quinoa Egg Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 whole egg
  • 2T skim milk
  • 1t minced garlic
  • 1/4t ground thyme
  • 1/4C diced onions
  • 1/4C diced red pepper
  • 1.5T quinoa, uncooked
  • salt, pepper

Method

I just followed the step by step directions off of the recipe from Whole Foods. Bake at 350 for ~40 minutes. Give it a shake and if nothing jiggles, you are good to go!

After realizing there wasn’t enough contrast between the egg and the plate….I switched dishes.

Before I placed the uncooked egg into the over, I gave it a shake so the quinoa fell to the bottom of the ramekin to create a crust-like bottom. So good and so yummy! The quinoa really added a nice texture.

I topped it with chunky salsa.

I am definitely making this again. It’s exactly like a frittata, but better! AND the addition of quinoa umphs the nutritional value. It gives me extra protein and whole grains- yes please!

Goodbye from Mr. Froggy.

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