Monday, November 12, 2012

Apple Butter Quinoa Muffins - Vegan Option

Quinoa may be my new favorite thing to cook with. It's super easy and versatile, I think I may be in love with a health food. I know, gross, right? This healthy recipe can easily be adapted from just plain old healthy to healthy vegan. It's tasty, easy, and husband and baby approved. The quinoa makes the muffins crazy moist and delicious. Enjoy!
1 C whole wheat flour
1 1/4 C cooked quinoa
1/3 C sugar
2 t baking soda
dash of salt
1 t cinnamon
dash of ginger, nutmeg, and ground cloves
2 T apple butter
2 T applesauce
1 egg (or 1/4 C applesauce)
2/3 C skim milk (or rice milk)
1/2 C chopped apple (granny smith or honeycrisp are best)
1/3 C chopped walnuts

Step 1: Mix the flour, quinoa, sugar, salt, and spices together.

Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients, applesauce, egg milk, apple and walnuts, and mix well.

Step 3: Pour into 12 muffin cups and bake at 375 for 18 minutes.

Recipe adapted from The Realistic Nutritionist

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