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Quinoa Veggie Breakfast Bake (gluten free)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


A high protein, veggie-packed quinoa and egg breakfast bake! Gluten free, grain free, and nut free. 


  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup white quinoa, rinsed (measure before cooking)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • 2 cups chopped frozen spinach
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup or milk of choice*
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Optional Toppings:

  • Hot sauce
  • Green onion
  • Avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream


  1. Start by cooking quinoa according to the directions on your package, but use the veggie broth instead of water to cook it. *Be sure to rinse quinoa in a mesh strainer before cooking! Set aside once finished cooking.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, prep the veggies. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. Stir in the broccoli florets and onion, and allow to cook 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies are soft but broccoli is still bright green. Stir in frozen spinach and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes, until heated through. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8″ square baking dish. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk and all of the seasonings, then whisk in 1 and 1/2 cups of the cheese.
  5. Stir in the veggies and the cooked quinoa until everything is well combined.
  6. Pour mixture into the greased baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until eggs are set. Broil on high at the end to for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese (optional). Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving with toppings of choice!
  7. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


*If you are using a dairy free milk, be sure it is plain and unsweetened with no natural flavors added. If flavors are added to the milk, it can change the flavor of the breakfast bake.