Double Chocolate-Quinoa Muffins

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Quinoa adds a wonderful texture and a good amount of protein to these delicious chocolate muffins.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup fine sugar
  • 1½ tsp. wheat-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1¼ tsp. wheat-free vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds or whatever nuts you like

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk.
  • In a separate, larger bowl, combine the oil, buttermilk, vanilla, quinoa, chocolate chips, and nuts and mix thoroughly. Carefully fold in flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Fill muffin tins ¾ full with batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through by inserting toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup fine sugar
  • 1½ tsp. wheat-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
  • 1¼ tsp. wheat-free vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds or whatever nuts you like

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners or spray with baking spray.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk.
  • In a separate, larger bowl, combine the oil, buttermilk, vanilla, quinoa, chocolate chips, and nuts and mix thoroughly. Carefully fold in flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Fill muffin tins ¾ full with batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through by inserting toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories220
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium290mg
Total Carbohydrate30g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars13g
Protein6g