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Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins Recipe
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Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

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"Moist and delicious, I came up with this recipe for my young vegetarian daughter because it is high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and good fats. It has been a hit with everybody who's tried it. Makes a great breakfast, after-school snack, or addition to a kids lunch. These muffins will be moist in the middle."

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Original recipe makes 24 muffins Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper muffin liners.
  2. Spread quinoa onto a baking sheet and toast in preheating oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour toasted quinoa into a blender and pulse until the quinoa has the consistency of cornmeal.
  4. Stir ground quinoa, pumpkin puree, milk, water, whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, egg, honey, coconut oil, walnut oil, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Rest mixture until chia seeds and flaxseed meal absorb some moisture and soften, about 15 minutes.
  5. Ladle batter into prepared muffin cups to about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 30 to 40 minutes.
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Jul 09, 2014

I liked the taste of this muffins, however I must say I did some changes after reading the reviews. First I reduced the milk to 1 cup and no water at all, then I added 3/4 cup of flour instead of a 1/2 , added a 2tsp of baking powder and 1 cup of honey instead of 1/2 so they are a bit sweeter. My family loved them and so did I. Definitely will make them again!

 
Dec 01, 2013

This certainly didn't turn out how I hoped. I might have done something wrong, but they turned out hard and bitter. I was disappointed with the results. As others have said, the muffins never rose, even with longer cook times.

 

3 Ratings

Sep 24, 2013

I think there is too much pumpkin in this recipe. It came out really dense and did not raise at all and I even added more baking powder. If you look at the pumpkin & milk vs flour (quinoa & wheat) ratio it seems like you need more flour but the batter was the right consistency as muffins. Maybe less pumpkin and it would be a good recipe. I also added a lot more sweetener to it & it still is not sweet enough (Yeah I like my muffins like cupcakes). Even dark chocolate chips would be good too!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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