Recipes / Snacks

Muffin March Madness! Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins

Hi everyone! This March we’re featuring a few must-try muffin recipes.  The first installment of this delicious feature? Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins! This easy to make muffin can be used as a snack on the go or a simple breakfast muffin that is full of protein!

Quinoa Powerhouse Muffins

Makes about 12 muffins


  • 1 tbsp applesauce

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp honey

  • ½ cup skim milk

  • ⅓ cup non-fat greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter, slightly melted

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1 banana, mashed

  • Dash of salt

  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (if desired)

  • Blueberries (if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together applesauce, vanilla, honey, milk, greek yogurt, and sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, add peanut butter, egg, quinoa, and banana. Stir together.

  3. In a separate bowl combine salt, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir together. Pour flour mixture into the wet mixture and stir to combine.

  4. Add in chocolate chips and blueberries.

  5. Bake for 16-20 minutes. With all the wet ingredients, I found them pretty flimsy ie, no throwing this muffin into your bag and running. Best to eat it and run :)


Nutritional deets per muffin: 118 calories, 19g carbs, 5 g fibre, 2g fat, 7g protein


Recipe props go to Pardon the Dog Hair (great name!)

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