Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Smell of Rosemary - 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.

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Muffin Ingredients
 
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
 teaspoon salt
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 
Oatmeal and Cinnamon Topping Ingredients 
½ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

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.

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

In another bowl, combine yogurt, milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs, stirring with a whisk.

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Add yogurt mixture to the flour mixture, and stir just until moist. 

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Fold in cooled quinoa
Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins
and diced apple.

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

To make the topping, combine together in a small mixing bowl  ½ cup of the old-fashioned oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and flour.

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Fill muffin pans with liners. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter into each liner. Sprinkle evenly with oatmeal and cinnamon topping. 

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 16 minutes. 

Smell of Rosemary - Quinoa and Apple Muffins

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.

This is a Smell of Rosemary original recipe.

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5 Responses

  1. love this recipe! thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful!

  3. I made the gluten free by grinding down w cups of oats in my food processor and cut down the sugar to 34 cup. Delicious!

  4. Rachel Page says:

    Delicious and moist! My family loved them.

  5. Thanks! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed them.

    Izabella

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