Vegan Quinoa, Peanut Butter, choc chip oaty muffins

15 Oct

Quinoa-peanut-muffins

I am always trying to sneak nutrient dense Super Foods into Miss Three’s diet without her noticing. Its a little mum game I like to play – I like to see how healthy can I make her food before she clicks on & realises that she should be boycotting my food purely on principle, because thats a kids job right!

My latest sneaky mission is to find interesting & yummy ways I can incorporate Quinoa into her diet.

Why do I want to feed her up on Quinoa?

Because its high in vitamins A, C and E, which makes it a great antioxidant, its also high in minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as being a great source of iron & fibre.

It is a complete protein & has eight essential amino acids, so if you ate quinoa and nothing else, your body could digest it and use it.

Quinoa also contains the important amino acid histidine, which is essential for human development and growth. Especially good for our little people!

Quinoa is very low on the glycemic index & hypoallergenic so its easy to incorporate into your families diet & so when your kids eat it, it sustains them for longer.

I love this recipe as its a great way to use up any leftover cooked Quinoa from the night before, I simply turn our leftovers into yummy muffin treats that we all fight over 🙂

These muffins are denser than conventional muffins & the Quinoa adds a yummy texture & a little bit of crunch.

Quinoa-muffins

Quinoa, Peanut Butter, Choc Chip Oat Muffins a’la Mama Going Natural 

  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 t stevia
  • 3 T agave syrup
  • 3 T Peanut butter
  • 1 chia seed egg (1 T ground chia seeds, 2 T hot water – leave to sit for five minutes)
  • 1 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 2/3 c cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 c vegan chocolate chips

As with all my recipes, this one has a trillion steps & requires a great deal of care, NOT! This is another super easy recipe, that takes a few minutes to whip up.

Heat the oven to 170 degrees.

Mix the oil,stevia, agave syrup, peanut butter, chia seed egg, vanilla essence & milk till smooth.

Add the rest of the ingredients stirring gently to combine well.

Pour into well greased or preferably baking paper lined muffin tins & bake for 30-40 minutes.

Then enjoy healthy, yummy muffins & giggle away to yourself while your kids eat them up, never suspecting they are actually eating something that is good for them.

Enjoy

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