These easy and delicious Chocolate Quinoa Muffins are made with a moderate amount of sugar and fat and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or even as a healthier dessert/snack.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Keyword chocolate, muffin, quinoa
Prep Time 12minutes
Cook Time 23minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Monika Dabrowski
100gdark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C / gas mark 6. Place 12 muffin cases inside a muffin tin.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and cacao (or cocoa). Add the ground almonds and stir using a whisk. Set aside.
In another bowl combine the milk, vanilla extract and and quinoa and stir to remove any lumps. Set aside.
Beat the eggs, sugar and oil until fluffy and creamy (about 3 minutes).
Pour in the quinoa mixture and stir. Add the flour mixture all at once stirring just until there are no dry ingredients visible (add the chocolate chips half way through). The mixture will be quite runny and should be lumpy.
Pour equal amounts into the muffin cases and bake for 23 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a cooling rack. Yields 12 muffins.
The time needed to cook the quinoa is not included in preparation time.