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Chocolate & Quinoa Muffins

by Lucy (follow)
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Cacao and quinoa have been used in combination since Aztec times, and I find this delicious recipe an easy way to incorporate the ancient superfoods into snack time treats.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Chocolate & Quinoa Muffins


Why not bake these healthy chocolate muffins to pack in the school lunch box or as an afternoon tea surprise? For this recipe, I have used cacao powder, blueberries and some cooked quinoa to add some protein. Cook the quinoa seeds exactly as you would cook rice - it will add the slightest nutty flavor, and a bit of interesting texture to your next batch of muffins.

Ingredients:
2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup raw sugar
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
100 grams butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup blueberries or raspberries (optional)



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients for muffins


Method:

Sieve plain flour, baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Melt the butter


Melt the butter, add milk, vanilla extract, and eggs.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Combine all the ingredients


Combine all the remaining ingredients together and mix lightly.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Spoon the mixture into the pans


Spray twelve medium sized muffins pans with non-stick spray and spoon the mixture into each pan.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Ready to eat


Bake in a moderate oven for twelve - fifteen minutes.



Chocolate Quinoa Blueberry Muffins
Ideal snack for afternoon tea


Serve hot for afternoon tea, or pack in the school lunch as a healthy treat. You could spread on some simple chocolate icing to make them even more tasty.

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