Thursday, February 17, 2011 new favorite thing..for EVERYTHING..

So Quinoa has become my new favorite ingredient. Here is a new recipe for you to enjoy:)

Pumpkin-Quinoa Muffins

The quinoa and canned pumpkin make these muffins very moist. The dominate flavor is pumpkin, but there’s also a subtle nuttiness from the quinoa, which also gives the muffins a protein boost. The raisins and walnuts add just the right amount of texture and crunch.


1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

4 tbsp butter, softened

1/2 cup quinoa, cooked

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 375*F

Coat muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line muffins cups.

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl; blend well.

Pour batter evenly into muffin tins.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until muffins are cooked through.

Allow to cool before enjoying.

Makes 12 muffins


  1. Sounds yummy. I never thought of using Quinoa with anything sweet, I've only used it as a rice substitute. P.S. So good to see you today!

  2. They are super delicous, and because of the quinoa they are a healthy protein filled snack!