Quinoa Blueberry Bites

Quinoa Blueberry Muffins

These little bites are essentially a muffin. As they are gluten-free, dairy-free and contain cooked quinoa and rice flour, they don't rise as much as the muffins that are typically baked in my kitchen. But that's not a bad thing. They certainly are packed full of goodness and natural sweetness. And moist. Enjoy them shortly after they come out of the oven for that melt-in-your-mouth experience, when the blueberries are still warm. The applesauce also makes a bolder flavor when they are fresh.

Quinoa Blueberry BitesQuinoa Blueberry Bites
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Published on March 3, 2015

Moist, gluten-free and dairy-free muffins packed with quinoa and seed goodness and applesauce and blueberry flavor

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  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (from 1/3 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • quinoa or rice flour for dusting the blueberries
  • Grease 12 muffin cups. Preheat an oven to 375°.

  • In a small bowl, combine the almond milk with the chia and hemp seeds and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, applesauce, maple syrup or honey, sugar, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir in the almond milk mixture.

  • In another medium bowl, stir together the rice flour, baking powder and salt. Add the quinoa mixture to the bowl and stir until just combined.

  • Toss the blueberries with the quinoa or rice flour and gently fold into the batter. Distribute the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Let sit in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 12 muffins

Quinoa Blueberry Bites

More little bites from Lisa's Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Lime Biscuit Thins
Indian-Style Poppy Seed Wafers
Classic Blueberry Muffins
Cornmeal Honey Muffins

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Love these healthy little breakfast bites!