Close up photo of a blueberry quinoa muffin with two other muffins beside it sitting on a white plate with a white mug behind it.

Blueberry Quinoa Muffins

For a healthier take on the classic but delicious blueberry muffin, give these blueberry quinoa muffins a try.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Quinoa
Keyword make ahead, sweet breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 188kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • ½ cup raw sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg or 1 flax egg / 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cup milk or almond milk
  • ¾ cup gluten free flour (with xanthan gum) or unbleached white flour
  • ¾ cup quinoa flour preferably toasted
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cup blueberries dredged in 3 tablespoons flour

Optional Topping

  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Beat together the sugar and the butter.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add in milk.
  • Stir together the flours, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients to the sugar mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Stir in cooked quinoa.
  • Dredge the blueberries with flour.
  • With a spoon, fold in floured blueberries.
  • Divide the mixture between 12 lined muffin tins.

Topping - Optional

  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour and sugar.
  • Mix in butter, using your hands if necessary until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Sprinkle on top of the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through.


Make Vegan Blueberry Quinoa Muffins - Use a flax egg and almond or cashew milk.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.9mg