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quinoa muffins

Quinoa muffins are a healthy muffin with wheat flour, walnuts, oats and raisins. Banana Quinoa muffins are an excellent way to include quinoa in kids diet.

Recipe for Quinoa:

Quinoa is a healthy and gluten-free seeds that are a good source of protein, iron, and fiber. It is easy and simple to cook quinoa in few minutes. Quinoa is coated with saponin, a natural bitter coating found on the quinoa seeds. So rinse the quinoa several times in water to get rid of the bitter coating. If you do not rinse the quinoa thoroughly, then the dishes made with quinoa also tastes bitter. Also, use a fine mesh strainer to rinse the quinoa to keep the tiny seeds from falling out.

You can cook quinoa same like cooking the white rice by adding 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa. It is an excellent alternate for the white rice, where ever the recipe calls for white rice, you can easily replace the rice with quinoa. Check out the recipes for quinoa, Quinoa Idli, Quinoa vegetable soup, Quinoa yogurt rice and Quinoa fried rice. Quinoa muffins are a delicious way to include the quinoa in kids diet.

Healthy muffin recipes:

Quinoa muffins are a healthy muffin recipe. Though these muffins contain a good amount of sugar, it is loaded with goodness like quinoa, wheat flour, oats, walnuts, raisins and less amount of fat. Quinoa and wheat flour make us feel fuller for a long time. These muffins are a delicious way to include quinoa in kids diet. My little son Aldrich love these muffins, and he doesn’t even know that these muffins include quinoa in it. Check out the other breakfast muffins, spinach banana muffins and apple carrot muffins.

Smart cooking tips:

  1. Rinse quinoa several times in water to get rid of the bitter coating called saponin. If the quinoa is not rinsed out well, then the muffins would taste bitter.

  1. You can replace the brown sugar with granulated sugar and the olive oil with canola or vegetable oil.

3. You can also replace the walnuts with pecans and the raisins with chopped dates or chocolate chips.

  1. Make sure to choose the ripe banana, it helps to give a naturally sweet taste and flavor to the muffins.

5. Baking time varies depending on the oven, size of the muffin tin and how much batter you pour into each tin. So keep checking the muffins after 20 minutes, it helps to avoid getting the muffins burned.

  1. Allow the muffins to cool completely before storing it in a refrigerator or freezer.

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quinoa muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Quinoa muffins are a healthy muffin with wheat flour, walnuts, oats, and raisins. Banana quinoa muffins are an excellent way to include quinoa in kids diet.

Course: Bakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Antonet Roajer
  • 3 no BANANA
  • 0.50 cup QUINOA
  • 1 cup WHEAT FLOUR
  • 1 cup SUGARS BROWN
  • 1 tsp BAKING SODA
  • 0.25 cup OIL
  • 2 no EGGS
  • 0.50 cup WALNUTS
  • 0.50 cup OATS
  1. Rinse quinoa in water several times to take away the bitter coating (saponin) from quinoa. Use a fine mesh strainer to keep quinoa from falling out while rinsing. Also, rub quinoa with your hand while rinsing.

  2. In a pan add 1/2 cup of quinoa, 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil. When it starts boiling, cover the pan with a lid and cook until the quinoa gets cooked and the water content absorbed by the quinoa completely.

  3. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease each muffin cup with oil or butter. Powder the oats using a blender.

  4. In a bowl add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, powdered oats and mix well.

  5. Mash the bananas using a fork until smooth. Add eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, olive oil and stir until combined.

  6. Combine both the flour mixture and banana mixture together. Add cooked quinoa, chopped walnuts, raisins and stir together.

  7. Pour into each muffin cup and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin and comes out clean.

  8. Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan itself and run a sharp knife around the edges and take out the muffins gently.

  9. Transfer it to a wire rack and cool completely. Serve or store the muffins in a refrigerator for next day use. These muffins stay good in the freezer for up to a month.

How to store and serve quinoa muffins?

Store quinoa muffins in the refrigerator using an airtight container. These muffins stay safe in the freezer for up to a month. Wrap muffins in a freezer wrap or foil or store in a freezer bag.

Thaw the muffins completely at a room temperature or place a frozen muffin in the microwave-safe plate and heat in a microwave oven over a high heat for 30 – 40 seconds or wrap the muffins in foil and heat in the conventional oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

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