Quinoa Muffins

Long time no see! Having a baby will do that to you, but I am back finally and hopefully I’ll be better about posting again. Here is one of my go to muffin recipes when I want something a little sweet, but still healthy.


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup oil(I use coconut oil, but you can use canola or whatever oil you use)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar(I’ve started substituting coconut palm sugar to make it even healthier)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds( Sometimes I substitute sunflower seeds instead)
  • 1/2 cups raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine water and quinoa and cook according to package. About 10min.
  • In a small bowl mash bananas, add the egg, carrots, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • In a large bowl mix flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
  • Once quinoa is cooked fold it into the dry ingredients.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Add pumpkin seeds and raisins.


  • Spoon into muffin tins.
  • Cook for about 30 min.


  • Makes about 2 dozen.

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