September 2011

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Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

No need to wait until October to enjoy these pumpkin breakfast treats—they’re fabulous year round.

You'll Need
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup canola or olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
Prep and Cook
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, honey, egg, egg white, yogurt, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the pumpkin, add the dry ingredients and the quinoa; mix until just combined.
  • Drop batter into a lined muffin tin filling the cups ⅔ full, and bake for 18 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Good to Know: Muffins can be made in advance and stored in the freezer. To thaw, remove from the freeze and place in the fridge overnight. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds prior to serving.

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