Monday, September 10, 2012

Quinoa & Cranberry Muffins

Muffin recipes usually yields 12 standard size and I always halve the recipe to get at least 6 muffins which we can consume within 1-2 days. At times I do bake full recipe but will end up cannot finish them in time and I do not have the habit of freezing muffins! Fresh muffins always taste the best :) Like today I've baked this interesting muffin which incorporate cooked quinoa into the batter, hubby ate 1 and packed 2 to work, dear son ate 1, me and daughter shared 1 and left ONE for dear son to bring to school tomorrow, hehehe no more left and I can start trying new muffins recipe again :) Am glad that my family members loves the taste of these muffins :) The texture is very light and very mouthful able to bite on the chewy quinoa.

Ingredient (yields 6 muffins)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 125gm plain flour
  • 80gm light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 65ml olive oil
  • 180ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup cranberries

  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg cel.
  2. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer till quinoa is tender, about 10-12 mins. Drain away water. Measure 1 cup cooked quinoa for use. (balance cooked quinoa? discard? no lah, just mix into your normal cooked white rice and eat hehehe)
  3. Sift flour, baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, salt & 1 cup quinoa.
  4. Whisk oil, milk, egg & vanilla together. Pour mixture into the flour and fold just till combined. Fold in cranberries.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin cases until 80% full. Reduce oven to 180 deg cel and bake for 25-30mins until cooked through and lightly brown. Best serve warm.

1 comment:

PH said...

Aiyaya! Quinoa in muffins. What a good idea. I have been curious about quinoa and what to do with it. OK, to the organic store this evening!

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