Black Quinoa Spelt Muffins

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These delicious and moist quinoa spelt muffins, adapted from Martha Stewart, are an ideal breakfast on the go or for a post work out treat. They are healthy, protein packed, and refined sugar free. Use regular quinoa if you don't have the black variety.

  • 120 g Black quinoa, rinsed
  • 240 ml Water
  • 240 g Refined spelt flour
  • 0,6 g Pure stevia extract powder (or 180 g sugar)
  • 1+1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 60 g Raisins
  • 60 ml Olive oil
  • 180 ml Milk
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until water has been absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a standard 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pure stevia extract, baking powder, salt, raisins, and 300 grams of cooked quinoa. Reserve any leftover quinoa for another use.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Divide the batter among prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Yi @ Yi Reservation 16/11/14 05:12

I've never had muffins made with quinoa spelt but I have these look really yum! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine 16/11/14 05:12

Dear Angie, These muffins will be perfect in the morning with a good cup of coffee. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Ivy 16/11/14 06:18

They look delicious and I think a muffin cannot get any healthier than yours Angie.

Ivy 16/11/14 06:19

P.S. Glad to see that the problem with capcha was fixed :)

easyfoodsmith 16/11/14 09:01

It would indeed be great for breakfast...healthy and pretty!

jasna varcakovic 16/11/14 09:34

They look so fancy with little black spots of goodness inside!

Vicki Bensinger 16/11/14 11:23

Quinoa is a favorite in our house and I think these would make a nice addition to our Thanksgiving table this year. Thanks for sharing.

Shashi 16/11/14 12:34

Angie - I gotta say this is one unique combination of flavors that seem to work so well - what a great idea to amp up the protein with quinoa and LOVE the plump raisins scattered through these!

Unknown 16/11/14 12:44

I love how pretty the black quinoa makes these muffins! I am always looking for new recipes to add quinoa too and these sound perfect! I love the raisins in here too!

Kathy 16/11/14 13:19

Delicious and healthy! A unique combination of wonderful ingredients!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 16/11/14 13:37

How pretty and good for your too - it can't get any better than that. I would love one before my workout.

inês do crasto 16/11/14 15:29

what a cool idea! i love their texture, and the tiny black dots :)
have a great week!

Ana Regalado 16/11/14 16:04

Love these nutrient-packed muffins , Angie ! I'm pretty sure it tastes as terrific as it looks !

ann low 16/11/14 16:09

I've never tried quinoa spelt before. Sound delicious and healthy too!
Nice clicks, Angie :)

Unknown 16/11/14 16:14

I love these cute little thing you made! I thought for sure there poppy seeds involved. Quinoa seeds...well that's something I haven't tried. Thanks!

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 16/11/14 16:17

I have never combined quinoa and spelt flour in the same recipe. They look perfect for a busy week like the one I' starting tomorrow.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 16/11/14 16:36

I loved the looks of these muffins and think they would be a muffin I would enjoy! I have never baked with spelt flour, but I am trying to get some healthier baked items into our diet so I will have to look for this type of flour.

My Inner Chick 16/11/14 16:46

not sure what quinoa spelt is...but these look devourable! xx

Unknown 16/11/14 16:47

Oh, how I missed your innovated dishes and unique combinations.
This is such a great one Angie. I'm gonna bookmark it.
Btw, missed community with other bloggers, the connection was crazy in India and it just some of the busiest time.
Looking forward to learning more.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 16/11/14 17:30

What a wonderful breakfast these would make, healthy and delicious!

Cheri Savory Spoon 16/11/14 20:02

Hi Angie, these really look delicious, have not baked with spelt flour, will try this recipe as soon as I pick up some. Just in time for the holidays!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/11/14 21:32

They look delicious, Angie! I haven't tried baking with quinoa or stevia yet but would love to try.

Debra Eliotseats 16/11/14 21:50

Delicious and superb as usually, Angie. What do you think about using chia seeds instead of the quinoa?

Eva Taylor 16/11/14 22:26

They do look very delicious and moist. I've never seen black quinoa, now you have me curious!

Elisabeth 17/11/14 00:10

Angie, I love the black quinoa, and the raisins in this delicious, healthy, and creative muffins. I would certainly enjoy it for breakfast, and as a great snack to take along with me on a busy day when there's no time for lunch. Have a wonderful week, ahead! xo

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/11/14 00:53

These sound delightful! And healthy! And good. Love the raisins! What a great way to use quinoa!

Lisa Ho 17/11/14 01:47

Love your way of using Interesting ingredients...beautiful muffins :D

Unknown 17/11/14 02:20

Healthy muffins, thanks for another fantastic recipe Angie!

Monica 17/11/14 02:38

I know I would love the texture of this! Love a good Martha recipe and your interpretation of it. i'd gladly take a bunch of your hands!

Gloria Baker 17/11/14 02:49

I love black quinoa and these look delicious!
Nice pics!

Unknown 17/11/14 02:55

These look great Angie! I've never tried baking with quinoa yet but I can imagine it can make quite a moist muffin. Love the addition of the olive oil too. Beautiful!

Amelia 17/11/14 04:29

Hi Angie, your muffin look so good... never try quinoa in my baking. Doubt I can get it my territory... anyway just enjoy your pictures is good enough. :))

Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 17/11/14 05:32

Your recipes are ALWAYS amazing, creative, healthy, beautiful and more, Angie! Keep them coming! You inspire me so much!

Gourmet Getaways 17/11/14 10:02

Hey Angie, these muffins look so interestingly good! Love the look of the black quinoa. Can't wait to try these!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Katerina 17/11/14 10:59

I would love to have couple of these in my office and devour them!

Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 17/11/14 12:29

I love muffins and they make the best breakfast. I wanted a recipe to make muffins out of Quinoa. how did you know?

Alida 17/11/14 14:12

A great idea for muffins. The healthy one. I could have a couple right now!

Von 17/11/14 14:36

I've never had quinoa in muffins before- sounds really interesting! Loving how the black quinoa looks like poppyseeds haha....

Unknown 17/11/14 17:16

Looks very moist indeed! Wonderful for breakfast-) Thank you dear!

Susan 17/11/14 18:46

Reminds me of poppy seeds--another interesting ingredient I'll be searching for, XOXO

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 17/11/14 19:25

Yum, loving these muffins with a ton of flavor! Can't wait to try for breakfast!

Sweet Posy Dreams 17/11/14 21:40

Quinoa in muffins? Who woulda thought? Looks good.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/11/14 03:00

These look fabulous! I need to try my hand at quinoa muffins!

Barbara Bakes 18/11/14 04:49

I haven't tried quinoa yet. What a fun way to change up a muffin.

Geri Saucier 18/11/14 06:13

I love quinoa. These muffins looks positively delicious. I could gobble them all up.

Sharon D. 18/11/14 13:54

You make the most interesting muffins, Angie. I love you to bits!

Tricia Buice 18/11/14 14:42

I've never tried Quinoa in muffins but I bet they stay moist and nutty! Love the visual appeal too! Have a great week Angie

Hema 18/11/14 15:29

Love the beautiful texture from the quinoa, looks superb with the raisins..

Claudia 18/11/14 16:20

I do love a healthy muffin. And love the texture of quinoa - what a grand use for it. I've never used stevia or any sugar substitute. And I have cut way down on regular sugar.Maybe it's time to time it a try!

fimere 18/11/14 16:45

ça doit être parfait avec une tasse de café l'adore
bonne soirée

Kitchen Belleicious 18/11/14 17:07

i love the quinoa and spelt combo. Thy looks hearty and healthy and delicious

Mijú 18/11/14 18:26

El bocado se ve de lujazo.
Un saludito

grace 18/11/14 18:56

now this is a hearty way to start the day! i like the raisins in there especially. :)

Nippon Nin 18/11/14 20:14

You're amazing! You always come up with wonderful dish. I will try it with regular quinoa because that's what I have in my pantry. An another keeper recipe!

Balvinder 19/11/14 04:18

Great healthy recipe. I will certainly try these as I have some quinoa leftover from dinner.

chow and chatter 19/11/14 04:27

would be great for breakfast love the raisins in them also

[Reply] 19/11/14 04:36

Such great unique ideas. When are you coming up with your own recipe book, I know it would be killer :-)

mjskit 19/11/14 06:02

You did it again - Black quinoa? I didn't think muffins could be healthy, but you've made some healthy and delicious little muffins here. I love seeing the raisins in them and the spelt which is a flour you've gotten me addicted to using.

Marcela 19/11/14 08:21

oh wow! Quinoa muffins is such a great idea! Amazing recipe!

Taste of Beirut 19/11/14 10:45

I've never heard of quinoa muffins, how creative is that! I also love that it doesn't use refined sugar.

Bakericious 19/11/14 10:58

Angie, these muffins sound healthy, good for us that eating too much unhealthy sweet stuff heeheehee

Joanne 19/11/14 13:03

What fabulous muffins! I bet the quinoa gives a nice crunch.

Barbara 19/11/14 13:38

Those look great, Angie. Really must see if I can find black quinoa at Whole Foods.

Pam 19/11/14 16:29

Healthy, hearty, and delicious!

Anonymous 19/11/14 16:50

i hope i lived next door to you Angie,
so i can had this healthy booster muffin before going off to my clinic, lol

Amy 19/11/14 18:42

These little muffins looks delicious. They really are perfect for breakfast and snack time. :)

Evelyne CulturEatz 19/11/14 22:38

They looks terribly delish and healthy. Could have sworn it was poppy seeds at first :-)

noobcook 20/11/14 05:56

They look cute and delectable!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 20/11/14 07:00

Your muffins look addictive, quinoa and spelt are a match made in heaven :D

Choc Chip Uru

Amy (Savory Moments) 20/11/14 13:00

I've never tried black quinoa before, but it looks so pretty in these muffins! You are so talented at creating unique and tasty breads, Angie!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 20/11/14 14:29

The Spelt Queen strikes again! These muffins look so healthy and tasty -- I want to try them!

kitchen flavours 20/11/14 14:34

Such delicious and healthy muffins! Packed with all the good nutrients!
Wish I could have one or two for my tea-time treat!

Beth 20/11/14 19:25

Quinoa muffins sound like the ultimate in healthy snacks!

FLAVZCORNER 20/11/14 20:09

I had never tried quinoa in muffins!! Quinoa is so versatile, isn't it? The muffin looks moist and delicious!!

Unknown 20/11/14 23:51

I never would have thought to put Quinoa in a muffin! I bet it adds great texture.

Helene Dsouza 21/11/14 09:53

I can imagine myself having your super healthy muffins for breakfast (and with some jam). The best food to start the day well!!

mui mui 21/11/14 11:19

Hi Angie,
I love this healthy and pretty looking muffins
I never baked with quinoa before but I would love to try it someday.

Jeanette 24/11/14 02:56

I love the black speckles of black quinoa - they look like poppy seeds :)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/11/14 22:34

The black quinoa is a great idea for a muffin base - nutritious and well-textured - not to mention beautiful looking and original.

Terra 1/12/14 04:47

So much love in each muffin. These look and sound awesome, perfect breakfast option! Hugs, Terra

Unknown 2/12/14 09:19

I can't wait to see how it all tastes together!

Digital Kitchen Scale 18/12/14 11:40

This recipe is what I am looking for can't wait to have this one.
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