Quinoa Breakfast muffins

I love the quinoa chocolate cake idea, made by blending cooked quinoa, and decided I wanted to try a savoury version. Very yummy – and so versatile.

 

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you need

2cups cooked quinoa

4eggs

1/2cup milk of choice

1/2-3/4cup oil of choice (olive or coconut both work)

1/4-1/2cup sugar (depending on your preference)

1 cup flour of choice. (I used GEMS flour)

2tsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2tsp salt

dash of pepper

optional add ons: spices (italian is yummy), diced peppers, ham, bacon, spinach, cheese. the possibilities are endless.  (note if using something with a high fat content like bacon or cheese, decrease the amount of oil used in the recipe)

Put cooked quinoa, eggs, oil and milk into blender and blend until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients, and pour into lined muffin tins. Bake for 20-30 minutes, at 375, or until they are golden. Enjoy!

 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

A twist on a recipe I have that is quite yummy  🙂

Blend dry ingredients together?

3/4cup GEMS flour

1/4 hazelnut flour

2Tbsp flax meal

1/2cup oats

1/4c. tapioca flour

1Tbsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

1/2tsp salt

1/2tsp guar gum

1/4tsp cinnamon

2/3cup brown sugar

Mix the wet ingredients together, then add to dry ingredients:

1/4cup vegetable oil

1egg

6Tbsp milk of choice

1 1/2tsp cider vinegar

1tsp vanilla

Mix 1cup chopped rhubarb and 1cup chopped strawberries gently into the dry ingredients, then gently stir in wet ingredients. Spoon into muffin tins, and bake for 20 minutes at 350.

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Flax Oatmeal Muffins

Preheat oven to 400

combine dry ingredients:

1c flax meal

1/2c flour of your choice (I used my GEMS flour blend)

1c oats

2tsp baking powder (slightly heaped)

1tsp baking soda

1/2tsp salt

1/2c sugar (I used brown)

1c of blueberries (or???)

beat wet ingredients:

2 eggs

1/4c oil

1/2c. milk (I used coconut milk)

1c mashed banana (approx)

Blend wet & dry ingredients together. Stir until just blended. Pour into muffin tins (greased or lined) and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Makes about 18 muffins, depending how many extras you add 🙂

 

Variation ideas:

Cranberry Orange – use orange juice instead of milk and cranberries instead of blueberries

Cinnamon Apple – use apple sauce instead of bananas and add 1tsp of cinnamon. Add raisins if desired.