These muffins by The Sassy Cook are super delicious and the quinoa flour works extremely well. The quinoa flour imparts a slightly earthy flavour, so I think it works best combining it with a more traditional flour such as oat, rice or almond meal. These would make a perfect addition to the lunch box or for breakfast with a good dollop of yoghurt and extra berries.
1 cup quinoa flour
1 cup oat flour or favourite gluten-free flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tsp baking power
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon zest
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1. Heat oven to 180 deg. Line your muffin tin with paper cups.
2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and then set aside.
3. Whisk together the milk, oil, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla in a smaller bowl. Add this to the dry mixture and stir very gently being careful not to overwork, you want to get to where it’s just barely combined.
4. Add in the blueberries and fold into the batter being careful not to break up the blueberries. Stir just enough to evenly distribute the blueberries throughout the batter.
5. Divide the batter evenly between the cups. Bake for 22-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Move to a wire rack to completely cool. If you aren’t planning to eat these straight away, I recommend freezing and pulling out of the freezer as required.
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