Quinoa Oat Muffins

Quinoa Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients:

  •  20 ounces mashed over ripe banana
  •  about 2 1/3 cups of mashed banana,
  •  frozen bananas thawed out is fine
  •  1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  •  1/2 cup prewashed quinoa 
  • dry uncooked ground into a powder 
  •  2 cups Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
  •  2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  •  1/4 cup ground golden flaxseed meal
  •  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  •  1 tablespoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  •  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg – freshly ground is best 
  •  1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas using a potato masher or a large fork.
  3. Mix in the applesauce. Add the cinnamon, baking powder, cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla powder or vanilla extract.
  4. Stir until well incorporated. Add the quinoa powder, quick cooking steel cut oats, old fashioned oats and ground flaxseed meal.
  5. Stir until well combined.
  6. If using metal muffin tins use baking cup liners to prevent sticking or use silicone muffin pans.
  7. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes – depending on your oven. 
  9. They take 30 minutes in my Breville Smart Oven Air on the bake function.
  10. Let cool completely. May be frozen for future enjoyment.
  11. Yield: 12 muffins

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