Quinoa Banana Muffins

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Healthy and guilt free Quinoa Banana Muffins. 

By Erica’s Coffee_Foodievlog

Don’t get me wrong from time to time, I love to indulge on the pure bliss of carb overload. But on my everyday routine. I like to keep it light and simple. Specially when staying focus is one of my main priorities.

Recently I took a trip to Los Angeles which is my all time favorite places to go. My boys are going back to school, and I promised a beach trip. Every time we go out of town packing food is one of my favorite hobbies. Packing healthy snack is my happy place, but that doesn’t mean that my boys agree.


As I’m doing my list of things ill be buying from the grocery store. I decide that this time I’m not graving the Powder Donuts, Twinkies, Oreos, or anything that will consist of unhealthy snacks.  Unless it’s water.


As the day get closer, my son’s come back from their fathers home. My youngest boy says “Did you go shopping already? and get all our stuff?” I said “NO! not yet.” Ignoring their request I prepare for our trip.

I decided to make the muffins in hopes that they wouldn’t notice the difference in taste and texture.


For anyone that doubts the taste of this muffins. I would encourage to think again. They are amazingly delicious, and easy to make.

I made twelve muffins to test. My first victim was myself, and since I made them it wasn’t a hard decision to place them on my number one to go snack. I have a peculiar sense in taste, and pretty much love any type, or texture of food. Reviewing different types of restaurants works to anyone’s advantages. The second victim was my mom, and as she took the bite. She looks towards me and says “This are pretty good.” and I confessed that they were flourless muffins. She glances at me with shock, and looks back at the Quinoa Banana Muffin, and says “NO!” that comment alone confirmed the success.

The real challenge where my boys, and my confidence level was as high as it gets. Even if they didn’t like them. The recipe was going up for those who are as passionate for health as myself.

They were playing with their video games, and that was the perfect time. Every time I approach them with something new. I make sure their distracted and that the refusal is going to be minimal. Since their main purpose is going to be not to loose the game, and getting me to move out of their way.

I get in front of my eldest, and ask him to bite. He looks at me says “NO!” and I tell him “I’m not moving until you take a bite.” He takes the bite without arguing knowing that any kind of refusal will prolong my persuasion. I wait anxiously for his response and he say’s “M’mm, it’s good.” and takes the whole muffing to eat. My second boy hesitates a little but takes a bite, and grabs the rest of the muffin as well.

The muffins became part of our trip. Building memories with my boys is one of my favorite hobbies. Having two very distinct personalities is a challenge on it’s own. Teaching them to make good choices in every part of their life’s, is one of the hardest jobs. Every day I question if I’m doing a good job. But as long as I can control a tiny bit of their eating habits, I consider it a win.

This are a must try Quinoa Banana Muffins. You’ll enjoy making them, as much as eating them. And will be contemplating all the possibilities when cooking with Quinoa. I’m already thinking of Quinoa cookies.

The muffins are soft, chewy and moist. Easy to make and if you want to get a little more creative. You can add nuts, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes. You crave it you add it.

 


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Quinoa Banana Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Step 1. On a blender or food processor. I used a blender. Step 2. Before anything goes inside. Soak the Quinoa over night, or you can soak for a couple hours. I love to do my baking and cooking in the morning. This works for me. I like to leave it and forget about it until the next day.
  2. Drain the Quinoa on a strainer until dry.
  3. Drain and rinse Garbanzo Beans. Place on a strainer until completely dry.
  4. Inside the blender pour the Quinoa, Garbanzo Beans, Over-Ripe Mashed Bananas, Smooth Almond Butter, Raw Honey, Fine Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract.
  5. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  6. Warm oven 5 minutes. Spray non-stick on the muffing pan bakeware. Pour the batter into muffin pan bakeware. Place muffins in the oven. Recipe makes 12 muffins.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, let them cool, and eat.
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