Quinoa Squash Muffins

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Protein and texture from the quinoa, sweet pockets from the squash and raisins. You can use any squash, cooked or shredded for these muffins. Enjoy.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch ground cloves (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground allspice (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground ginger (Optional)

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • 1 ½ cups shredded squash

  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  3. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ground ginger, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

  4. Stir squash, yogurt, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, eggs, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to squash mixture; stir. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 179mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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