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Carrot and Quinoa Muffins

Category: Carrots, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (You could add plain, vanilla or honey flavored)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten *
  • 1 cup loosely packed, grated carrots
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional
  • * Vegan substitutions: For the eggs, substitute ½ cup applesauce + 2 teaspoons baking powder. For the greek yogurt, substitute ½ cup soy or coconut yogurt.


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with foil liners and set aside.

2. Melt the coconut oil and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, stir together quinoa, sugar, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, vanilla and eggs, carrots and walnuts (The coconut oil might harden back up after adding the cold yogurt to the mixture. This is fine). In a separate bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda and salt. Add chia and sesame seeds now, if you”™re using them. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until fully incorporated, but don”™t over stir mixture.

4. Fill the muffin tins about â…” full. Bake 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.

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