FINALLY I received approval for my residency permit in Finland. Yeahhh! July is the warmest month in Finland and the weather was absolutely perfect. Which called for an impromptu picnic. Except I had nothing in the refrigerator to take along to snack on. So, I got creative…I think I might have seen something like this somewhere, not sure? Whatever, if you mix anything with eggs and put it in a muffin tin, it is a muffin still, right?
I happened to have extra, already cooked quinoa in my refrigerator, plus veggies. I find that if I cook the quinoa and keep it in the refrigerator it really comes in handy. Quinoa is a really healthy grain and works so well in a variety of dishes. If you don’t have quinoa, you could try tearing up a piece of bread into small pieces. Prepare all of the dry ingredients and mix them together. Mix the eggs and cream, add it to the dry. Pour into a large muffin tin, and bake.
I wrapped them up in foil and took them along on the picnic. They travel perfectly, and I think they are good even after they have cooled. I listed these in the breakfast category, but I am eating them for lunch. They are savory, but still muffins, and eggs. They could be an easy on the go morning breakfast too? Oh, the options.
I might have had to whip up these little muffins to take along, but I had this bottle of champagne chilling for the past two months waiting to celebrate! Also, see my Summer Broccoli Salad recipe for my other picnic snack.
P.s. – these are not my legs :0)
2T of Cream
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
2T Green Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 Carrots, grated
4 slices of Bacon, chopped
1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper
Pinch of Salt
Big pinch of red chili flakes
- Combine all of the dry ingredients together and toss. If you don’t have quinoa, try subbing in pieces of bread, 4T of chia seeds, another pasta? Get creative!
- Mix the wet ingredients together and add it to the dry. Stir to combine.
- Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full. I used a large muffin sheets. A small would work too. These will rise significantly. Make sure there is no rack above this in the oven.
- Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool before you wrap these up for your picnic.