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Blueberry Quinoa Muffins

For a healthier take on the classic and delicious blueberry muffin, give these blueberry quinoa muffins a try! They're packed with protein and a guaranteed hit with adults and kids alike!
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


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

Optional Topping

  • ½ cup gluten free flour
  • ¼ 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.


Recipe adapted from my cookbook, Quintessential Quinoa.
Take Vegan Blueberry Quinoa Muffins, use a flax egg and almond or cashew milk.
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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