Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

by | Nov 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Kristy in the Changing Habits office makes this all the time for her 2 year old son. She served it up in cake and muffin form for his 2nd birthday. EVERYONE loved it. Gluten free, grain free and dairy free!

Yields1 ServingDifficultyBeginner
 2/3 cups raw quinoa or 2 cups cooked quinoa (follow instructions below)
 1 1/3 cups water
 4 eggs
 1/3 cups coconut water or your choice of milk, such as almond milk
 2 tsp Changing Habits Homemade Vanilla Essence
 3/4 cup coconut oil or butter
 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

If the quinoa is raw, to cook it, rinse it thoroughly. cover with water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and leave for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave it for another 10 minutes.

3

Combine chosen milk/coconut water, eggs and vanilla in the blender. Add the cacao melts and cooked quinoa and coconut oil and blend until smooth.

4

Add the sugar, baking powder and bicarb soda and blend further until all mixed in.

5

Place either in a muffin tin or paper holders, or a cake tin and bake for approximately 35 minutes, though check at 25 minutes if it is cooked yet.

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Ingredients

 2/3 cups raw quinoa or 2 cups cooked quinoa (follow instructions below)
 1 1/3 cups water
 4 eggs
 1/3 cups coconut water or your choice of milk, such as almond milk
 2 tsp Changing Habits Homemade Vanilla Essence
 3/4 cup coconut oil or butter
 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
 1/2 tsp bicarb soda

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2

If the quinoa is raw, to cook it, rinse it thoroughly. cover with water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and leave for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave it for another 10 minutes.

3

Combine chosen milk/coconut water, eggs and vanilla in the blender. Add the cacao melts and cooked quinoa and coconut oil and blend until smooth.

4

Add the sugar, baking powder and bicarb soda and blend further until all mixed in.

5

Place either in a muffin tin or paper holders, or a cake tin and bake for approximately 35 minutes, though check at 25 minutes if it is cooked yet.

Chocolate Quinoa Muffins
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