High Protein Healthy Egg Scramble with Quinoa

Breakfast  |  Published May 9, 2018  |  Updated Jul 13, 2020  |  By Tawnie

This High Protein Quinoa Egg Scramble is my FAVORITE go to breakfast when I want eggs! #eggs #breakfast #protein #quinoa #krollskorner #yummy #healthy

This Healthy Egg Scramble is always my “I’m feeling like eggs today” go-to breakfast.

I like it because I know I am getting in at least 20g of protein first thing in the morning and it keeps me satisfied longer than maybe just a bowl of cereal.

Plus, regular ol’ scrambled eggs can be such a bore.

Quinoa is a healthy and simple scrambled egg stir-in that turns your breakfast into a satisfying, high-protein meal.

Add in fresh herbs (I love basil), any chopped veggies you’d like and some cheese for the perfect hint of saltiness.

Healthy egg scrambles like this make breakfast feel special and it’s so easy to make!

Ingredients you will need for this healthy egg scramble:

all of the ingredients need to make a healthy egg scramble

Very basic ingredients are needed for this scramble:

  • Quinoa: I cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package directions. This way, I can have enough quinoa for the week to make more scrambles.
  • Eggs: I add 2 eggs to my scrambles but it’s up to you and how hungry you are. I usually make 4 eggs for my hubby!
  • Spinach: Chopped, fresh spinach is best. However, you can add really any vegetable you prefer: kale, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, asparagus, etc.
  • Cheese: Mozzarella, white cheddar and Parmesan are all delicious options.
  • Garlic: I love garlic so I add about 2-3 cloves per serving! You can omit if you don’t prefer it in your eggs.
  • Basic seasonings: salt & pepper! You can add in basil, dill, chives or thyme too!
quinoa, eggs and spinach scramble on a plate

How to make a high protein healthy egg scramble

It’s so easy!

  1. Over medium heat, heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic in small frying pan.
  2. Whisk eggs in a small bowl and pour into the pan.
  3. Once eggs start to cook, add in the spinach, cheese, cooked quinoa and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Garish with more cheese and any fresh herbs you may have on hand! (basil or microgreens are yummy options.) 

This High Protein Quinoa Egg Scramble is…

  • Easy to make
  • Rich in protein
  • Low carb 
  • Fresh
  • Satisfying 
healthy egg scramble on a plate

Enjoy with some fresh fruit and a cup of coffee! 🙂

This High Protein Quinoa Egg Scramble is my FAVORITE go to breakfast when I want eggs! #eggs #breakfast #protein #quinoa #krollskorner #yummy #healthy
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High Protein Healthy Egg Scramble with Quinoa

A delicious and nutritious high protein breakfast to kick start your day!
4.61 from 23 reviews
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 446kcal


  • Wooden spoon
  • Small bowl


  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded mozzarella (or Parmesan)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. microgreens or fresh basil (optional)


  • Over medium heat, heat olive oil and garlic in small frying pan.
  • Whisk eggs in a small bowl and pour into the pan.
  • Once eggs starts to cook add in the spinach, cheese and quinoa. Mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Garish with more cheese and any fresh herbs you prefer.



If I have it in the fridge I sometimes add in…bell pepper, tomato, onion, or hot sauce 🙂
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Serving: 1scramble | Calories: 446kcal
quinoa and eggs on a plate

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3 years ago

I am so happy that I found your site. I have been having a problem with my leftovers, or eggs and leftovers won out every time until now. I never would have thought to put quinoa in scrambled eggs. The high protein quinoa egg scramble taste wonderful and fills you up. I love quinoa but I could not find the right recipe for breakfast until now and I will be happy to eat it every other day. Thank You so Much

4 years ago

Love your cooking suggestions!

Thank you – Zeli

4 years ago

Gonna make this for the little guy for his first time eating quinoa!

4 years ago

I feel so much better when I start my day with a protein packed breakfast, totally going to try putting quinoa in my eggs. What a tasty way to get more protein.

4 years ago

I made this for breakfast and was so full and satisfied for hours!!

4 years ago

Putting quinoa in my breakfast scramble was such a good idea! Thanks!

4 years ago

Ive never thought to add quinoa to my scrambled eggs but its now a new breakfast favorite!

Mark Shanks
4 years ago

Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe?

Love this idea to make a complete meal in 1 and use up leftover quinoa (which I always have!!)

Margarita Matoian
7 years ago

Thank you very much for the delicious breakfast bite samples today at Bar Method! Is the “Quinoa Egg Scramble” the recipe you used and then cooked into a muffin pan? I am excited to try out some more of your recipes!

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