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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Quinoa and Apple Muffins
These muffins are super delicious and healthy. They are loaded with nutritious quinoa and juicy apples. The sweet smell of cinnamon as these muffins bake will make your mouth water in anticipation. Quinoa is easy to digest, and high in minerals, amino acids, protein and fiber, and is a rich source of B Vitamins.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1cup of quinoa cooked with 2 cups of water
for 15 minutes, cooled
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/4 cups fat free yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
¼ cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced apple
and Cinnamon Topping Ingredients
½ cup old-fashioned
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon all-purpose
Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package
instruction. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a
large bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking
soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, combine yogurt, milk, oil,
vanilla, and eggs, stirring with a whisk.
Add yogurt mixture to
the flour mixture, and stir just until moist.
Fold in cooled quinoa
and diced apple.
To make the topping,
combine together in a small mixing bowl, ½ cup of the old-fashion oatmeal, brown
sugar, butter, cinnamon, and flour.
Fill muffin pans with liners. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter
into each liner. Sprinkle evenly with oatmeal and cinnamon topping.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 16 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10
minutes on a wire rack. Remove muffins from pan, and serve warm or at room
temperature. This recipe makes 24 muffins.