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Quinoa Banana Muffins

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You Will Need:

1/4 cup white quinoa
1/2 cup water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
-Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for `10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and allow to cool.
-Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
-mix together banana’s, brown sugar, vegetalbe oil, sour cream, and egg until smooth. (I blended the banana’s with a hand blender which made the muffins really smooth!)
-slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet. when it is mixed and smooth add the chocolate chips.
-pour into muffin tins and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

The muffins will be a lot moister than typical banana muffins because of the quinoa so don’t be alarmed. Also, I mixed the chocolate in when the quinoa was still a little warm which turned the muffins chocolaty brown!

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