Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quinoa Bluberry muffins (Sugar-less)


As you have noticed, I have been posting healthy muffin recipes for the past 2 days and today's post will be the final post of the series. It is Quinoa blueberry muffins. Quinoa is said to have lot of health benefits. This is the first time I have baked with quinoa. I wanted to make it sugarless so used agave nectar to sweeten it. Though appearance of the muffin was not so appealing, the taste was good and my kids enjoyed it. Even my Hubby was happy about the muffin as it has Quinoa and has no sugar. It is a healthy breakfast/ snack for kids.

What are the ingredients needed?

Uncooked quinoa, 1/2 cup
All purpose flour, 1 1/4  cup
Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
Low fat Yogurt, 1/2 cup
Oil,  1/4 cup
Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Agave nectar, 1/2 cup
Egg, 1 no
Blueberries, 1 cup


How it is made?
  1. Cook Quinoa as per the package instructions and let it cool completely.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F and prepare the muffin pan by greasing and dusting it with flour.
  3. In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix with cooked & cooled quinoa until they are mixed well and set aside.
  4. In another bowl whisk together yogurt, agave nectar, oil, vanilla extract and egg.
  5. Add this mixture little by little to the flour mixture and mix well. Finally fold in the blueberries.
  6. Pour this batter in to the prepared muffin pan and bake for 20-25 minute until its done.
  7. Let the muffin cool down for few minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool  completely.
It yields about 16 muffins. 


Notes:
  • Please make sure you rinse quinoa thoroughly before cooking otherwise it will taste bitter.
  • This muffin is mildly sweet. I felt that it tastes better when cooled completely than when tasted warm.
Linking this to Priya Akka's  event Cooking with Seeds - Quinoa/ Ragi hosted here.


32 comments:

  1. Divya....quinoa every where...im so tempted to buy and try now....muffins with my fav berry is marvelous.....

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  2. Really healthy and I love this as it has my fav blueberries :)

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  3. ymmy yummy muffins.....healthy too...:)

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  4. Healthy and delicious muffins Divya...I dont know why but I love blueberry in muffins.Looks perfect

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  5. you have to pin this recipe....will try this for sure...

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  6. kids wouldnt know ,they grab on the go.nice way to include in their diet.

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  7. wow Divs without sugar then its sure a winner, love the combinations... once i get hang of quinoa will surely try this... Happy Weekend :)

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  8. Love blueberries in muffins, this with quinoa, no sugar sure a winning healthy combo...muffins looks so soft n moist...great recipe!

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  9. If i get quinoa here, I am definitely going to try this.

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  10. I've been on a quinoa kick lately and these sound sound good...I'll give them a try.

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  11. without sugar?? wow it looks awesome divya..

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  12. Good one and healthy. Loved the use of Agave nectar

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  13. Honestly, I have never made muffins using quinoa. I love blueberries as well as quinoa so will make it this summer.

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  14. Healthy one. Recently I too tried an eggless version and liked it very much.

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  15. Very healthy and picture looks perfect!..

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  16. healthy muffin.. Quinoa is my fav grain...

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  17. They look perfect to me, healthy and yumm..

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  18. Wow.. this is one healthy muffin.. I wish i had easy and cheap access to fresh berries!

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  19. Love quinoa and this looks like a winner recipe...

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  20. Interesting recipe!!Healthy one too :) YUM!!

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