Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Switch up pizza night with these scrumptious quinoa pizza muffins. These protein-packed morsels, perfect for little hands to grab, are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, prosciutto, green olives, and marinara sauce…and taste just like pizza!

This easy to make, fun finger food can be served to babies (10+ months) and toddlers, or as an interesting, gluten-free appetizer at your next dinner party.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

The recipe for these muffins is simple-combine cooked quinoa with toppings of choice, such as pineapple and ham, pepperoni and mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and basil, or simply loaded with a variety of cheeses, and bake.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Not only do my kids love the taste of these, they enjoy making them with me. I’m all for giving children the opportunity to get in the kitchen and get their hands dirty. It helps develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as encourage creativity and ownership. The likelihood that children will eat new foods usually increases when they help prepare them.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Simple and flavourful recipes such as this one, are my favourites to make, since I get to prepare dinner and spend quality time with the kids at the same time!

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

2014-08-26
: 16 muffins
: 5 min
: 15-20 min

Switch up pizza night with these scrumptious quinoa pizza muffins. These protein-packed morsels, perfect for little hands to grab, are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, prosciutto, green olives, and marinara sauce…and taste just like pizza! This easy to make, fun finger food can be served to babies (10+ months) and toddlers, or as an interesting, gluten-free appetizer …

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Ingredients
    2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked), slightly cooled
  • 2 medium organic eggs
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup pizza toppings of choice, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Marinara sauce for dipping, quantity as desired
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup regular muffin tin with muffin liners and coat generously with nonstick cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until combined. The mixture will be somewhat wet but should come together easily. Scoop the mixture into the muffin tins, filling them until about 3/4 full.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until firm and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin tin. Serve with warm with marinara dipping sauce.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Quinoa Pizza Muffins

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