Monday, March 16, 2015

PIn-tested recipes: Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa and Oatmeal Cups

Remember a few months ago when we did some toddler freezer cooking? I'm overdue for a little update.

Last time, three moms made a total of six recipes to freeze. Em went through all three breakfast items quickly. She did pretty well with the rice and bean cups, though we still have a few of those left. She didn't care for the two recipes I picked (of course), the corn dog muffins and the chicken patties. Oh well, live and learn, right?

Our freezer stock is running low so it was time to get cookin' again. Both of these recipes came from Pinterest and I have actually made both before, so I know Em loves them. I highly recommend these if you're looking for some grab and go toddler eats to keep in the freezer.

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites
From Alida's Kitchen
1.5 cups cooked quinoa
2 eggs
2 cups broccoli, coarsely chopped
1 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a regular-size muffin tin with cooking spray or insert paper liners.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Fill each muffin cup to the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. Allow to cool before wrapping individually in cling wrap, bagging, and throwing in the freezer.

Oatmeal Raisin Cups
From The Wholesome Dish
2 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil (or vegetable or canola)
1 scant cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin liners (*note: I found that foil ones resulted in soggy bottoms).

In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, oil, and sugar. Add applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Add oats, baking powder, and mix-ins and stir well to coat.

Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes, rotating pan 180 degrees halfway through. Allow to cool before wrapping individually in cling wrap, bagging, and throwing in the freezer.
She "marked" about three of these as "hers." I guess she likes 'em.
So far I have found that freezer breakfasts work great, but what I really need help with is lunch/dinner grab and go things. Sometimes I just don't have time to make a whole meal! That's when the cheddar quinoa  bites are great, but that's the only good recipe I have in my arsenal. Hit me up, what recipes do you have that make great freezer lunches/dinners??

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