Keen-wah. I think its important to spell things phonetically so nobody runs to the store to ask for “quinn-o-ah”. And no, that never happened to me.
I just read that quinoa is actually related to the spinach family. (what?). More importantly, it contains all 9 essential amino acids, and is thus a complete protein. It’s also high in fiber and magnesium and gluten free! However, the recipe you are about to read is not gluten free. But it is very yummy.
Coconut quinoa carrot muffins (now that’s a mouthful)
Adapted from Confessions of a Bakeaholic
•1.5 cups whole wheat flour
•1/2 cup all purpose flour
•1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
•1 tsp EACH baking powder and baking soda
•1 tsp cinnamon
•1 cup cooked quinoa (approx 1/4 cup dry)
•1 cup shredded carrots
•1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I wanted to use plain greek yogurt but I was all out..and I had a coupon for a free tub of yoplait….can’t compete with that….but if anyone tries it with Greek yog..let me know how it works out!)
•2 eggs, beaten
•1/3 cup sugar
•2 Tbs. melted coconut oil
•1 tsp vanilla
1. Stir together dry ingredients
2. Stir together eggs, carrots, coconut oil, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, COOKED quinoa
3. Pour wet mixture into dry and mix until just moistened.
4. Bake at 350 for approx 35 mins.
These muffins are great! The quinoa vanishes, and you are left with just the slightest crunch. I would have never guessed there was quinoa in there. Yummy 🙂
I am perfectly content in being a science nerd… with glasses like these I’d be crazy not to be a nerd.
Did anyone like the title of my post? Muffins glasses! Get it, like muscles glasses! Oh, I’m the only one who thought that was clever? Yes? Ok, well at least I know now for next time….anyway, Muscles glasses is the name of some guy from Epic Meal time (Yes, I spend too much time with boys).
Talk to me: What’s your fav way to eat quinoa?