Quinoa Muffins

Yes, another muffin recipe.  I fully admit that I have a crazy obsession with muffins, but I just love that it is so easy to make a snack suitable for kids and grown-ups with wholesome ingredients that keeps beautifully in the freezer.  Really, what could be better?

I’ve been wanting to try these for a while…quinoa keeps showing up on lists of super-foods due to the high quality protein, fiber, and vitamins it contains.  It’s one of those foods I always say I’m going to eat more often, but when it comes down to it, it’s just not my favorite grain (with this notable exception).  But I was intrigued by the idea of putting it in a muffin, and besides, I’m trying to squeeze in as much cooking as possible before the little peanut growing in my belly makes her entrance into the world (due date is only 4 weeks away!).  I am hoping to have a few more recipes to share in the coming weeks before I fall off the grid for a little while…

I am glad I decided to give these a try, because they are really tasty!  They bake up to be nice and rounded, are incredibly moist, and just sweet enough.  You can definitely taste the quinoa, but despite my general aversion, I think it adds a nice flavor to the muffin.  Hubby said he couldn’t detect it, but was a huge fan of these muffins, too (the munchkin, not so much – oh, well – can’t win them all!).  For those of you who like mix-ins, these would probably taste great with dried fruit or nuts as well – let me know if you find a winning combination :)

 

If you look carefully, you can actually see the little grains of quinoa!

 

 

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