I like quinoa. But Tony and I always seem to eat it the same way, and lately I grown bored of it. So there's been a bag of quinoa just sitting in my pantry for months, and I haven't wanted to cook it.
But I've also been on a kick to clear out food in my pantry, so the other weekend I fired up Pinterest and discovered this treasure: apple-banana-quinoa breakfast muffins.
These muffins are sweet but healthy, and they're Baby L's favorite meal. I froze the muffins, and in the morning I take one out and throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Adapted from Pumps and Iron
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 4 mashed bananas: 3 mashed and 1 cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped fine
Combine quinoa and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook 10-15 minutes until water absorbs.
In a large bowl, mash three bananas. Stir in applesauce, milk, honey and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, mix oats, cinnamon and cooked quinoa.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in apple and banana pieces.
Scoop the batter into a greased muffin tin.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.