Hi there! I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend celebrating Easter with family and friends. Scott and I opted to come home after church service for a quiet brunch. I totally threw these muffins together, and they ended up being so delicious I had to share the recipe!
Quinoa Almond Flour Muffins
I usually make a batch of quinoa when I do meal prep on Sunday afternoons. Well, there was quite a bit leftover from the previous week. I guess no one around here was feeling quinoa. So I looked around online for some ideas and came up with my own version using the ingredients I had on hand. I will admit this is mostly the way I cook/bake. If I am constantly waiting for a special item or ingredient I often forget before I get around to making that dish or recipe. I am wondering if this is what makes the holidays feel so intense. All the pressure to buy the ingredients I normally do not have. Food for thought. Anyway, onto the recipe!
The blend of quinoa and almond flour made a really good consistency here. I used a mix of chocolate chips and hemp hearts as added ingredients for flavor. You could totally play around and add in the mix-ins of your choice or using whatever is on the shelf in the pantry. I do not eat a lot of dried fruit, but I think dried cranberries and walnuts would be an awesome combination.
- 1 Cup of Cooked Quinoa (the instructions will be on the package and they often vary slightly)
- 1 Cup of Almond Flour
- ½ Cup of Unsweetned Vanilla Almond Milk
- ¼ Cup of Coconut Sugar
- ¼ Cup of Egg Whites
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- ½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- Himalyan Salt (to taste)
- ½ Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cup of Hemp Hearts
- Any combination of chocolate, nuts, seeds, coconut or dried fruit - your choice!
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Grease the muffin tin with coconut oil or coconut oil spray.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
I think these lasted about two days. I guess they were pretty popular. I just had mine plain, but you could easily add a little bit of Grass-fed butter like Kerrygold or the jam of your choice as a topping.
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Your turn: Do you follow specific recipes or bake with whatever you have on hand?
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