Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites

4.20 from 5 votes

Get your day off to the right start with these light – yet filling – vegetarian breakfast bites.

quinoa and egg protein breakfast bites

Get your protein in early with these Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites. They’re both vegetarian and gluten-free, and these protein-packed power bites are our favorite healthy way to start the day. With fluffy egg whites, hearty veggies, and melty mozzarella, they’re as tasty as they are nutritious. Not only that, but they’re easy to make, too! Talk about a perfect dish to make when you want to enjoy a nice breakfast at home or need something quick to grab on your way out the door.

A Light and Filling Breakfast

Over the years, I’ve had many different chapters in my relationship with breakfast. At various points, I’ve been a coffee-only breakfaster, a cereal aficionado (both dry and with milk), and a smoothie drinker.

One thing I’ve learned throughout my various adventures in breakfasting is that this meal really does set the tone for the rest of your day. While going without breakfast leaves me feeling hazy and unfocused, eating anything too heavy can make me feel sluggish and bloated. If I don’t get my day off to a good nutritional start first thing in the morning, I’m often tempted to cheat for the rest of the day!

The trick is finding the right balance between light and filling. These Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites are my ideal weekday breakfast. Packed with filling, nutritious ingredients like spinach and superfood quinoa, these low-calorie, vegetarian egg white bites squash morning cravings. They keep me feeling full, light, and energized until lunch.

Setting the tone for your day starts with breakfast. Quinoa and Egg Protein Bites will help you stay mentally and physically prepared to tackle your clean-eating goals for the day.

Make It a Meal

These easy breakfast bites make a perfect at-home or on-the-go meal for busy weekday mornings. Whip up a batch in under thirty minutes and enjoy a hot, ready-made breakfast. You can also make these bites ahead of time, store them in the refrigerator, and pop them in the microwave when you get to the office.

If you have a little extra time on your hands, these Quinoa and Egg Protein Bites also make a delicious, low-calorie option for a homemade weekend brunch. Pair these melty mozzarella egg white bites with turkey bacon, whole-grain toast, or fruit for a hearty, filling breakfast. For a fun and flavorful twist, try them with this refreshing Honey Mint Fruit Salad.

4.20 from 5 votes

Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites

These budget-friendly breakfast bites are a wonderful option full of delicious and flavorful ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 3 bites
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup white quinoa cooked
  • 3 egg whites lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese fat-free, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon into the prepared mini muffin tin, about 3 tablespoons of the quinoa and egg mix per muffin cup. Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and the bites just begin to brown on top.
  • Let the breakfast bites cool slightly before removing from the tin.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3bites | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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  1. Can I sub tri-colored quinoa for white? Also, I prefer whole eggs to egg whites or at least a mixture of the two. Yolks are where the protein is found in eggs.5 stars

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