Quinoa Blueberry Banana Breakfast Muffins
This quinoa blueberry banana muffins recipe is a tasty and healthy spin on banana muffins. Similar to pure oatmeal muffins, this is also gluten free, so those gluten intolerant or sensitive people can enjoy it. Just be certain that the quinoa and the oat flour were processed in a factory separate from wheat products like all purpose flour. Baking healthy banana muffins is also a great way to use leftover quinoa, if you end up making too much the night before. I always try to reduce food waste as much as possible, so this is one idea that came from left over quinoa. Read on below for tips and tricks to make this recipe a success in your kitchen.
This muffins recipe can also be vegan, if you omit the egg. Make sure you oil the muffin cups well to make sure they don’t stick and are easy to remove. These healthy banana muffins also freeze and reheat well, so you can make a big batch and portion it out for easy snacks or a grab and go breakfast, making sure to keep in an air tight container to prevent freezer burn. You can thaw it out first or pop straight into the oven, depending on how much time you have on your hands.
The great thing about this recipe is that there are so many ways to customize this particular recipe replace the blueberries with chocolate chips, or add lemon zest and juice for a lemon blueberry flavored treat. It is a pumped up version of banana bread. One tip, since it is on the carb heavy side, those who are diabetic or watching their sugar intake may want to consider replacing the coconut sugar with a zero calorie sweetener.
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Ingredients for 10 muffins:
- 1 egg
- 2 ripe medium bananas
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 2 tsp zero calorie sweetener to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice (optional)
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup almond milk (add tablespoons of almond milk if batter is too thick or dry)
- 3/4 cup blueberries (frozen or raw)
Set oven to 350F.
Mix egg, banana and coconut oil together in bowl.
Then, add remaining ingredients except for the blueberries and mix thoroughly together using a spatula or hand mixer.
Toss in blueberries and mix with a spatula.
Pour the batter in muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes at 350F.
Approximate macros for 1 of 10 muffins:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!
May 01 2023
Can you easily sub the egg for flax egg?