Quinoa Almond Muffins

Lately I’ve been into experimenting with different kinds of flour.  First there was almond flour, then I found a way to use coconut flour, and now I’ve stumbled upon quinoa flour.  Since I’m a big quinoa fan, I figured I’d love baking with the flour as well.  For my first run with the quinoa flour, I kept it simple and created Quinoa Almond Muffins.

quinoaalmondmuffins_3First things first, these muffins definitely have a strong quinoa flavor, so if quinoa is not your thing, I recommend trying a different flour such as whole wheat instead.  Second, I view this recipe to be more of a “base” with ample opportunity for add-ins such as bananas, pumpkin, chocolate, you get the idea.

I love that these muffins are low in fat and sugar, and are perfect for anyone with wheat, soy or corn allergies.  Again, I definitely recommend adding some stuff to these muffins such as fruit, nuts, goji berries, the sky’s the limit!

Quinoa Almond Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

Quinoa Almond MuffinsIngredients:

1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup almond milk
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 large egg whites
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Lightly grease a muffin pan or use muffin liners.

In a medium-sized bowl mix your quinoa and almond flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until well blended.  In a smaller bowl, mix your coconut oil, egg whites, maple syrup, almond milk and water.  Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture and continue to blend until the batter is wet and sticky.

Gently place spoonfuls of batter into the muffin tins (be careful not to fill too high) and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Quinoa Almond MuffinsRemove from oven and cool.  These muffins taste the best on the day they are baked but also freeze well.

4 thoughts on “Quinoa Almond Muffins

  1. Karla @ Foodologie

    I swear you’re the queen of these healthy baked goods. I’m really interested to try quinoa flour. Where did you find it? Sprouts? Mothers? Whole Foods? Those would be my guesses.

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    1. socaliallie Post author

      All of the above! And quinoa flour is really good if you like the taste of quinoa. I think next time I will add fruit or nuts or chocolate (of course) so they aren’t so quinoa-y. The texture was nice too!

      Reply
  2. rebecca

    love this recipe, I added hemp seeds walnuts and raisins and it tasted amazing.

    Side note, almond milk is listed in the ingredients but not included in instructions, so silly me forgot and left it out

    Reply
    1. socaliallie Post author

      ooh those add-ins sound great! I’ll definitely try raisins next time 🙂

      thanks for the note about the almond milk – I have updated the directions in the recipe to include it!

      Reply

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