Apple Quinoa Mini-Muffins

2AppleQMinimuffinsI love January.  I love new beginnings and how ready we all are for a change.  My husband woke up on January 2nd and thought it was the perfect day to start cleaning closets. I am a really great wife because I let him.  I didn’t get in his way or anything!  I just left him to it while I took a bath and watched old episodes of The Mindy Project on Hulu as our son napped for three hours.

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year.  I feel like being a human is enough for now. So, stop trying to make me feel bad with all of your “I’m going to eat food regularly” and “I’m going to walk up the stairs instead of take the elevator more often” and “I’m going to learn how to knit” and “I’m going to shower at least four times a week” resolutions, okay?  I get it.  YOU HAVE AMBITION. And me?  I’ll have these vegan mini-muffins.  Because I’m fancy. And it’s also one of the few foods I can share with my FPIES toddler, who I try to include in meals and create balanced meals for, even though it’s stupid challenging. (For more on that, see my post on The Leaky Boob.)

Apple Quinoa Mini-Muffins*


  • 1 cup quinoa flakes or quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use goat’s milk for E)
  • 1/2 cup organic apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp organic dried apple, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or cardimon (0ptional)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Put quinoa flakes in food processor or magic bullet and grind into flour. (Omit this step if you are using quinoa flour.)
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spoon batter into greased mini muffin tin. (You can also line with paper baking cups instead of greasing the muffin tin.)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until spongy to the touch.
  6. Let stand for five minutes, then remove muffins and allow to cool on a wire baking rack.

{Recipe yields 18 mini-muffins}

*You can make these in non-mini form but they’re tastier and seem to stretch farther in mini form.


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