Peppered Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins

Quinoa quiche muffins with Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They’re delicious for any holiday brunch, or even breakfast or lunch on the go. They’re gluten-free, vegetarian, and they freeze well, too!
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Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes
There is so much to love about these quinoa quiche muffins, I’m not exactly sure where to start. Truthfully, the phrase “healthy WOW!” comes to mind first. And the fact that they’re gluten free and meatless makes them a brilliant option during this time of Lent.

One of my favorite brunch recipes is quiche, and asparagus is my hands-down favorite vegetable. A few years ago, I created a recipe for asparagus-leek quiche with a puff pastry crust that is out of this world good, but the crust makes it higher in carbs and much less healthy than today’s recipe. One of my blogging friends, Brianne, from Cupcakes and Kale Chips, is a gluten-free recipe blogger. She has a recipe for gluten-free egg muffin cups with broccoli, ham, and cheese. Her recipe inspired me to come up with my own version of a gluten-free quiche muffin.

My quinoa quiche muffins are packed full of healthy ingredients like asparagus, eggs, and quinoa.

FOOD FACTS – Quinoa:
Although it’s commonly called a grain, Quinoa (pronounced “keen-whah”) is actually a seed that was discovered thousands of years ago. It’s protein-packed, containing every amino acid, including lysine, which promotes healthy tissue growth throughout the body. Quinoa is also a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.

Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes
RECIPE NOTES:
When you get to the recipe, you’ll see that I use unsweetened almond milk in the quiche mixture. It’s because I have a lactose intolerance to some dairy products. You can use any type of milk that you like, though.
Because I like a little kick with my eggs, there’s a tiny bit of red pepper flakes in the quiche mixture. If you are not a fan of red pepper, feel free to leave it out when you make them.
Another peppery kick in the muffins comes from the cheese that I used. I called it Parmesan earlier, and it is… to a certain degree. It’s actually a Parmesan blend. The variety of cheese is called Black Pepper BellaVitano®. It’s a very creamy, nutty artisan cheese, made in my home state of Wisconsin! It’s available in larger grocery stores nationwide, or you can get it from the brand’s online shop.
Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes

After you Pin or print the recipe for these quinoa quiche muffins, keep scrolling down.

There are some more delicious Easter brunch recipes waiting for you there, as well as the details and entry form for the EasterWeek giveaway!

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing two homemade Easter candy recipes, but not here on It’s Yummi. They’ll be on my new sweet recipes website, 2 Desserts a Day. I hope you’ll jump over there and check them out, along with more Easter recipes from the rest of the EasterWeek bloggers.

Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes
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Peppered Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins

Serves 12 muffins     adjust servings

Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes

Fluffy eggs, protein-packed quinoa, fresh asparagus and creamy Black Pepper Bellavitano cheese are baked into muffin tins for a healthy brunch or breakfast on the go!

Ingredients

  • 
6 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 8 spears fresh asparagus

  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions

1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Lightly coat wells of the muffin pan with non-stick spray.
3. Crack eggs into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add almond milk, red pepper flakes (if using), and salt. Whisk until eggs are beaten completely. Add cooked quinoa and whisk to combine.
4. Clean asparagus spears. Trim and discard the woody ends and chop the spears into 1/4-inch pieces. Divide the pieces evenly throughout the wells of the muffin tin. Divide freshly grated cheese evenly throughout the wells. Note: For best flavor and melting ability, please use freshly grated cheese and not prepared grated cheese.
5. Pour egg mixture evenly into muffin pan, filling each well almost to the top.
6. Place pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-23 minutes, or until mixture is set.
7. Remove pan from oven and allow quiche muffins to cool in pan for 2-3 minutes before removing.
8. If desired, sprinkle each muffin with more grated cheese before serving.
9. Wrap and refrigerate any leftover muffins for up to 4 days, or follow notes below for freezing to reheat and eat later.

Recipe Notes

Any variety of milk can be used in place of the almond milk.
To freeze and thaw to eat later, individually wrap cooled muffins in plastic wrap, then store in zip top freezer bags. When ready to use, wrap thawed muffins lightly in paper toweling and microwave on medium-high power for 90 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 95kcal Calories from fat 47
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 174mg7%
Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes

I hope you enjoy the peppered Parmesan asparagus quinoa cheese muffins recipe!

Today’s Deliciously Perfect Recipes for Easter:

Appetizer-

Mini Croque Madames, from Forking Up.

Main Dishes-

Slow Cooker Honey Ham, from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.

Peppered Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins, from me!

Banana Crumb Waffles, from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.

Side Dish-

Wild Violet Butter, from Farm Fresh Feasts.

Dessert-

Blueberry Grunt, from Making Miracles.

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Quinoa quiche muffins with peppered Parmesan cheese and asparagus are fluffy, tender egg muffins. They're delicious for any holiday brunch, or breakfast or lunch on the go. | ItsYummi.com | brunch recipes | gluten free | Sartori cheese | Easter recipes

5 Replies to "Peppered Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins"

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    Bernadette Martin April 3, 2017 (6:49 pm)

    These Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins (I still say “say that 5 times fast!) sound both delicious and healthy, win-win! Thanks for joining me for #EasterWeek!

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    Cindy's Recipes and Writings April 3, 2017 (5:13 pm)

    Becca these are so inviting I’d need to make a double batch!

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      Becca April 3, 2017 (7:30 pm)

      Thanks so much, Cindy! Making a double batch of the quinoa quiche muffins is a great idea, by the way. They freeze well and you’ll have them ready for when the hunger for them strikes you. 🙂

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    Small Talk Mama April 3, 2017 (7:22 am)

    These look so yummy!! I’m definitely giving this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Kirsten April 3, 2017 (5:49 am)

    Becca,
    Asparagus screams Spring to me–these quiche muffins sound like a tasty way to celebrate the season.
    Now I’m going to find Black Pepper Parmesan cheese because that sounds delicious!
    Thanks!

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