Quinoa and Apple Muffins

March 25, 2014

Author Notes:

The sweet smell of cinnamon in these quinoa and apple muffins will make your mouth water in anticipation.

Izabella Walker

Serves: 24


Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1.25 cups fat free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • .25 cups canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced apple 
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked with 2 cups of water for 15 minutes, cooled

Oatmeal and Cinnamon Topping Ingredients

  • .5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
In This Recipe


  1. Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package instruction. Set aside to cool. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine yogurt, milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Add yogurt mixture to the flour mixture, and stir just until moist.
  5. Fold in cooled quinoa and diced apple.
  6. To make the topping, combine together in a small mixing bowl, ½ cup of the old-fashion oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and flour.
  7. Fill muffin pans with liners. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter into each liner. Sprinkle evenly with oatmeal and cinnamon topping.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 16 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  10. Remove muffins from pan, and serve warm or at room temperature. This recipe makes 24 muffins.
  11. This is a Smell of Rosemary original recipe. See http://www.smellofrosemary.blogspot.com/2014/03/quinoa-and-apple-muffins.html for step-by-step cooking instructions and photos.

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