With shredded carrots, coconut, and pineapple, these Morning Glory Muffins are healthy without being bland and boring. They make a great breakfast option or on-the-go snack. // Bob's Red Mill

Whole Wheat Morning Glory Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

It’s no secret that we love a good whole grain muffin around here and these Morning Glory Muffins fit the bill perfectly. As Bob likes to say, “You just can’t go wrong with a whole grain muffin.” Made with whole wheat flour and shredded carrots, coconut, and pineapple, these muffins are healthy without being bland and boring. They make a great breakfast option or on-the-go snack. These hold up really well and are a perfect addition to your travel bag for long days in the airport or on the road.

With shredded carrots, coconut, and pineapple, these Morning Glory Muffins are healthy without being bland and boring. They make a great breakfast option or on-the-go snack. // Bob's Red Mill

Morning Glory Muffins

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded Coconut
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Apple, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups grated Carrot
  • 1 cup crushed Pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts

STEP 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line muffin tin with paper baking cups.

STEP 2 In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the coconut and stir to combine.

STEP 3 In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add apple, carrot and pineapple and stir to combine. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently mix in walnuts.

STEP 4 Spoon batter into baking cups, filling each completely. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool muffins in the pan for 10 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 muffins.

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With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

NEW Gluten Free Muffin Mix {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Gluten Free

Muffins. They seem like a pretty basic baking endeavor, right? Flour, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, leavening, what more do you need? If you’re gluten free, a whole lot more! In addition to the above ingredients, you typically need a combination of flours and starches, some kind of additional binder (xanthan gum, psyllium, etc) and a sense of adventure, a willingness to try and try again until you get it perfect.

If you’ve ever made a chewy, dense muffin, you know that muffins are not really as simple as they appear. There is a technique to a light, fluffy muffin. Conventional muffins really do need to be ‘mixed until just combined’. Too much mixing and you get a dense muffin, as mixing activates the gluten. Thankfully, gluten free muffins are not as prone to this pitfall. You would think this makes them more likely to succeed, but, as with any gluten free baked good, that is simply not the case.

With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

Gluten free muffins can range from under cooked, gooey batter blobs to hard-as-a-rock hockey pucks. This can be attributed to any number of things, poor flour/starch combinations, too much xanthan gum, too little leavening, etc. Thankfully, our test kitchen has just the solution.

Introducing our NEW Gluten Free Muffin Mix! With the perfect blend of flours and starches, this mix bakes up perfect muffins every time. Our Gluten Free Muffin Mix is easy to make and easy to customize! With no flavorings beyond a light vanilla flavor, you can add anything you like to this mix- blueberries, chocolate chips, dried cherries, chopped nuts, the possibilities are endless!

With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

 

We have been baking batch after batch of these to make sure they are truly as easy and tasty as we want and, no joke, Bob proclaimed them, “The best muffin [he’s] ever tasted.” He didn’t even know they were gluten free. That’s how we do things around here with gluten free taste testing, we conveniently forget to tell anyone they’re gluten free and the feedback is priceless. Sometimes, it’s obvious, but with these muffins, no one guessed they were gluten free.

We are so excited about this new product (which should be in your stores by the fall), we’re giving away a full case (4 bags!) to 10 lucky winners! To enter, simply tell us in the comments: What muffin flavor would you make first? We’ll pick 10 winners at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 6/14/15. If you just can’t wait and must have this product for yourself, visit bobsredmill.com to order a bag. Otherwise, this product should be in your local stores in the fall.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins for Mother’s Day

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

I think about mother’s day a little differently than most people. To me, mother’s day is more of a celebration of the men in my little family than it is about me. Really, without them, I wouldn’t be a mother, right? So, I enjoy making Mother’s Day a special day for all of us. Sure, I love being taken care of as much as the next person, but nothing warms my heart more than doing something special for my guys. Mother’s day is a day that I either bake for my guys or we take some time to bake together. Since the kitchen is my favorite place to be, this is naturally where I choose to spend my special day.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Nothing starts my day off better than baking a fresh batch of muffins for my guys. I love how excited they get when they wake up to the sweet smell of something being baked for them to enjoy for breakfast. Being the health nut that I am, though, I have to incorporate some healthier muffins loaded with veggies. Zucchini muffins are a favorite around here and with the summer bounty of zucchini coming up, I wanted to share our favorite use for all the garden goodness that’s ahead. These are light and fluffy with a hint of spice from the cinnamon and a little extra sweetness from the sugar sprinkled on top. I assure you, your family will love these as much as mine does.

Happy Mother’s Day

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Gluten and Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins

(makes 8)

  • 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Dairy Free Butter or Coconut Oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites or 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dairy Free Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 dropper Vanilla Stevia (I used NuNaturals) (or 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar)
  • 1 cup Shredded Zucchini
  • 4 tsp Bob’s Red Mill Turbinado Sugar (for topping)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Like muffin pan with liners or spray with oil.

In a large bowl, combine the flour through salt and mix well. Mix together the egg whites, almond milk and stevia. Add the liquid mixture and butter to the dry mixture and stir just until combined. Then add the zucchini until mixed in evenly. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tin, sprinkle each muffin with 1/2 tsp turbinado sugar and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

Over the weekend, a group of us from Bob’s Red Mill attended Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Ca. While there, we gave away samples of our gluten free blueberry muffins using our new Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I, honestly, couldn’t believe how well received they were. This is an event with thousands of booths, many giving away samples and goodies of their own. Word of our muffins spread throughout the show and folks were coming for muffins all day, even though we only served them for breakfast. They were (are) that good.

This is the same recipe on our package for Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour and the same recipe we sampled at the show. It’s solid and reliable and utterly delicious. Blueberry muffins are one of my all-time favorites and I’m so pleased that these gluten free muffins taste like the real deal. Bake a batch, sprinkle with our new Sparkling Sugar and prepare for the accolades you’ll get from all who try them.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

STEP  1 Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease a muffin pan with butter or nonstick spray or line with paper baking cups.

STEP 2  Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

STEP 3 In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1¼ cups sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl often. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

STEP 4  Add half the flour mixture and beat until just blended. Beat in buttermilk, then add remaining flour mixture and beat until blended. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

STEP 5 Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp sugar.

STEP 6 Place pan in oven and immediately reduce heat to 375° F. Bake for 30 minutes or until muffins are golden brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 muffins.

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Apple Spice Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

It’s rare that we recommend a muffin as a nutritious snack, but these Apple Spice Muffins are one of those exceptions. Packed with whole grains and sweetened with date sugar, these muffins are a great way to get a serving of whole grains into your day while still being delicious. We don’t recommend sitting down to a whole batch of these muffins, but enjoying one after a workout or when you need a pick-me-up, is a fabulous way to refuel.

Date sugar is, quite simply, dried dates that have been ground into a powder. If you’re not able to find date sugar locally, you can snag a bag from our website or Amazon.com

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Apple Spice Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time:  25 – 30 minutes | Yield: 12 muffins

Topping

  • ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Date Sugar
  • ½ tsp ground Allspice
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground Clove
  • ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg

Muffins

  • 1-¾ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Date Sugar
  • 2-½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground Allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1-½ cups Applesauce
  • ½ cup melted Coconut Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup diced Apple
  • ½ cup chopped Walnuts

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients and set aside.

Step 3

In a second small bowl, sift together the whole wheat pastry flour, Bob’s Red Mill Date Sugar, baking powder, salt and spices.

Step 4

In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, melted coconut oil, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract.

Step 5

And the dry mixture to the wet along with the diced apple and walnuts and fold gently until just incorporated.

Step 6

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin.  Top each muffin with the topping mixture, dividing evenly between each, about 2 tsp per muffin.

Step 7

Bake muffins until the tops spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 – 30 minutes.

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3 Healthy Road Trip Snacks

by Claire Gallam in Recipes

The holiday season is upon us, and to many, that means lots of baking, holiday parties, endless shopping and long road trips to see family and friends. Even though it’s just as easy to pull into a McDonald’s or a Burger King when the kids start demanding food, those meals filled with fat, empty calories and sugar will only leave them hungry again in no time.

My suggestion? Skip the drive through and pack your car full with one of these healthy, fiber and protein-packed snacks for seamlessly easy road snacking. Now, I can’t promise your kids will behave, but I can promise they’ll eat these up without any complaining.

Preventing your son from licking his sister’s face or your daughter from hogging the iPad is on you, I’m just packing the snacks.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yields about 8 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/3 cup of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/3 cup of Canola Oil
  • 1 cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup of chopped Walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tin with liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt together. Form a well in the middle. Add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin and oil.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir until fully mixed. Add chocolate chips and nuts, stir until incorporated.
  4. Put 2 tablespoons of batter into each cup (or until 3/4 the way full). Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until browned.

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Mexican Quinoa Bites

Yields about 14 mini bites.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Quinoa (we love tricolor)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Carrot
  • 1 stalk Leeks, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Jalapeño Pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Plus Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt) and Avocado for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix the quinoa, egg, carrot, leeks, garlic, jalapeño, diced tomatoes, green chiles cilantro and cheese. Mix in the seasoning and salt and pepper.
  3. Fill each muffin tin all the way full with quinoa mix. Bake for about 16 – 20 minutes, or until crispy on the outside.

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Easy Frosted Banana Bread

Serves about 14 – 16.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2-½ tablespoons unsalted Butter
  • 3-½ medium Bananas, smashed
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Almond Meal
  • ½ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts
  • ½ cup Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chocolate Chips for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large 9 x 3 x 3 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the applesauce, butter, eggs and sugar, until creamed. Mix in the banana, cream and vanilla, stir to combine.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the flour, almond meal, xantham gum and baking soda together.
  4. Make a well in the center of the butter ingredients and add the flour mixture, fold to combine. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan.
  6. Bake for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, frost with cream cheese. Top with chocolate chips.

Claire GallamClaire is a cookbook author, food writer and recipe creator, soon-to-be culinary student
and avid world traveler. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. She writes full-time for the Food section of SheKnowsFabulousFoods.com and is a contributing writer for the Travel section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist. Follow Claire on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with her newest creations. 

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

T’is the season- the pumpkin season that is. Maybe you’re a die-hard pumpkin fanatic or maybe you could skip it all together (in which case, it seems unlikely that you are even reading this), but from a recent poll on Facebook (and the endless stream of pumpkin recipes online right now), it’s clear that A LOT of people still enjoy the occasional pumpkin indulgence. I am not a huge fan of the overly sweet pumpkin lattes or decadent pumpkin cheesecakes, but I do like a nice pumpkin muffin, especially one that invited chocolate to the party. These easy pumpkin muffins are a great treat without being overly indulgent. They are just the ticket for me this time of year. Quick to whip up and wonderful while still warm, these muffins are perfect for beating back a gray day here in the Pacific Northwest.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Directions

Step 1

Grease muffin tin and place on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, pumpkin and sugar.

Step 4

Add dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula, alternating with the milk. Fold in chocolate chips.

Step 5

Using a muffin scoop, portion out into 12 greased muffin cups. These portions will be heaping, so divide accordingly.

Step 6

Bake with a tray underneath at 375°F for 25 minutes. Muffins will brown, but will stay soft when done.

*Vegan option: use a flaxseed mixture to replace the eggs (2 Tbsp flax with 6 Tbsp water for two eggs) and substitute whole milk with non dairy milk of your choice.

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Apricot Almond Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Meatless Mondays: Apricot Almond Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Featured Articles, Gluten Free, Recipes

These mildly sweet, grain-free muffins are perfect for your gluten free or low-carb diet. The texture of almond meal give these muffins a hearty bite that pairs well with the fruity burst of dried apricots. They make a great on-the-go snack and can easily be dressed up for a dessert occasion. For a change of pace, use our new natural almond meal or try our hazelnut meal for a different flavor combination altogether. We just can’t stop eating these muffins and we fear that you’ll have the same problem at home (so you better hide one for later before your family finds out).

Apricot Almond Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Apricot Almond Muffins

Contributed by:  Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen

Prep Time: 10 minutes  | Cook Time:  18 – 20 minutes |  Yield: 12 servings

  • 4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal (442g)
  • 1 ¼ tsp Baking Soda (7.5g)
  • ¼ tsp Salt (1g)
  • 2/3 cup diced, dried Apricots (90g)
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest, from about 1 large orange (8g)
  • 5 Eggs (250g)
  • 1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil or Butter (80 mL)
  • 1/3 cup Honey or Maple Syrup (80 mL)
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners and spray with pan spray.

Step 2

Combine the Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal, baking soda, salt, diced apricots and orange zest.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, honey and almond extract.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.

Step 4

Portion batter into prepared muffin tin and bake until golden and the tops spring back when lightly touched, about 18 – 20 minutes.

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Birdbrain Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Birdspotter, Featured Articles, Recipes

For the second year, we’ve teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to bring bird lovers the ultimate birding photo contest. Each week we’re giving away prizes and sharing some of our favorite recipes, perfect for fueling a healthy, happy day of watching birds. Check back here each week for a great recipe, and don’t forget to vote on your favorites and enter your own photos in BirdSpotter!

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We’re not calling you a birdbrain, but even the most flighty among us could whip up these muffins. Our 10 Grain Cereal give these muffins have a bit of crunch while adding whole grain nutrition. If you don’t have our cereal on hand, any one of our granular hot cereals will do. These are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, lunch box treats, or with a cup of tea while you count birds at your feeder.

Birdbrain Muffins | Bob's Red Mill
Birdbrain Muffins

Directions

Step 1

Mix 10 Grain Cereal and milk; allow to stand for 10 minutes while preheating oven and assembling other ingredients; cream sugar, margarine, and egg together. Add dry ingredients and milk mixture. Stir only until mixed.

Step 2

Spoon into greased muffin pan. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins.

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Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

by Cassidy Stockton in Birdspotter, Featured Articles, Recipes

For the second year, we’ve teamed up with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to bring bird lovers the ultimate birding photo contest. Each week we’re giving away prizes and sharing some of our favorite recipes, perfect for fueling a healthy, happy day of watching birds. Check back here each week for a great recipe, and don’t forget to vote on your favorites and enter your own photos in BirdSpotter!

Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

These muffins are very moist and the added quinoa boosts the protein and offers a nice crunch. This recipe was developed especially for Bob’s Red Mill by renowned whole grain specialist, Lorna Sass, author of Whole Grains Every Day Every Way. Slightly sweet and full of whole grains, these muffins are perfect to take along on your next bird-watching expedition.

Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

  • 1/4 cup Raw Shelled Sunflower Seeds
  • 1-1/4 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked Organic Quinoa Grain*
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Low-Fat Buttermilk (well shaken)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

Directions

Step 1

Place a rack in the center and preheat the oven to 400°F. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to thoroughly butter the muffin tins. Set aside. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the cooked quinoa, separating the grains with a fork to distribute them evenly.

In another bowl, beat the eggs. Add the pumpkin, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.

Gradually stir the liquid into the dry ingredients just until the flour is incorporated. It’s fine if the batter is slightly lumpy. Do not overmix.

Step 3

Divide the batter among 12 muffin cups. (Each should be about 3/4 full.) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sunflower seeds on top of each muffin. Bake until the muffins are nicely browned around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Set the tins on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and remove the muffins. Eat warm or cool directly on the rack. If not eating the same day, freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

*NOTE: To cook Quinoa, bring 2 cups water to boil. Stir in 1 cup Quinoa and reduce heat to medium/low. Cover and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and let stand for 10-15 minutes.

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