Quinoa POM Wonderful Muffins

And they have blueberries in them too! These things are an antioxidant powerhouse, they are also chocked full of protein and all types of good for you things! OK I see all you anti-health food people trying to sneak away! Get on back here! Because these things are crazy good! Taste tested on a variety of guinea pigs (house mates, fiances, coworkers) everyone really enjoyed them! The inspiration and original recipe came from Bitter Sweet. If you haven't visited her blog she makes AMAZING vegan treats and delicacies, and even if you are a serious meat eater, I'm sure you'll find something you'll love over there.

She originally just posted the image since she wasn't totally happy with how the recipe came out. But due to so many people harassing her for the recipe (me included), she gave in and posted it! Thank you so much again!!!

I gave it a whirl and changed a few things, and I'm definitely happy with how this came out. Let me know what you guys think! These are still vegan, but I did use splenda.... but totally give it a try with the agave like she says ( I added in subs for the splenda in the recipe).

I've been eating these as a mid morning snack every day for the past week. Totally powers me through until I eat lunch at 1. :)

Quinoa POM Wonderful Blueberry Muffins - vegan friendly!
Original version of recipe by Bitter Sweet, this version is my adaptation

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Fine grain sea salt
1 Tablespoon Flaxseeds (I didn't have any on hand, but want to try these with this included next time)
1.5 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries (or 1/2 blueberries and 1/2 pomegranate seeds)
1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
1/2 unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 Cup Splenda Granulated (or use 1/2 cup Amber Agave Syrup or 1/2 cup white sugar)
1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
1/2 Cup Pom Wonderful Juice
Turbino Sugar (optional)

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease 12 muffin tins.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and salt. Grind the flaxseeds to a fine powder using a coffee or spice grinder, and mix them in as well. Add in the blueberries and walnuts, and toss them to coat.

Separately, combine the cooked quinoa, apple sauce, splenda/sugar/agave, brown sugar, and POM Wonderful juice. Once the mixture is well-mixed, pour these wet ingredients into the bowl of dry, and use a wide spatula to combine. Stir only enough to bring the batter together, leaving any small lumps that form in favor of mixing it as little as possible. Distribute the mixture evenly between your prepared tins, and sprinkle with about 1/2 teaspoon turbinado sugar per muffin, if desired.

Bake for 18 - 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

14 chews:

Anonymous said...

These muffins sound so healthy with quinoa and blueberries and Pom! They look delicious!

Sara said...

These look delicious! Everyday Food has a good quinoa muffin recipe too.

I love muffins! But the store-bought muffins are way too sugary for me. They put me on a sugar high and then I'm STARVING by the time lunch rolls around! These look much friendlier :) Yum!

Natalie said...

You were right, those quinoa muffins look great!

Coco Bean said...

Yes, you are totally right! It's all about the low fat muffins! I am saving this recipe. By the way, nice to meet you fellow foodie.

awesome! high in protein, and chock-full of antioxidants! what a great snack or breakfast! can you actually taste the quinoa in there?

Andrea said...

You're right, I DO love these muffins!! Would you believe I have a couple jars of Pom in my fridge already? It's destiny. I'm making these for sure!

Reeni♥ said...

Their full of goodies! YUM!

stephchows said...

5 star foodie- These are totally healthy packed muffins!

Sara- I just checked it out, sounds like a good non-vegan version, although I think I'd still cut out the oil, I mean these were SO moist without any oil!

Sarah- Totally understand the sugar crash! No good at all! These will totally stick with you :)

Natalie- I hope you make some and enjoy them as much as I do!

Coco Bean- So nice to meet you too! I can't wait to check out the rest of your recipes!

Burp and Slurp- You can taste the quinoa, and if you don't rinse them before you cook them you'll have a very bitter muffin, so just make sure to rinse them well!

Andrea- So nice to find your blog too! It is fate that you have POM in the fridge, you should totally make these tonight!

Reeni- So tasty!!

Maria said...

I bet these are so good! A great breakfast for sure!

Astra Libris said...

Oh WOW!! Your muffins look soooo good, and so good for you too!! The perfect combo!! Scrumptious healthy foods make me very happy!! :-)

I am so delighted that you enjoyed the bread!! Hooray! Your comments made my day! :-)

Hannah said...

Oh, great variation, your muffins look fantastic! I'm so glad you liked them/found the original recipe so inspiring. :)

chanina said...

These look AMAZING! I'm dying to try them out, but what could I use instead of POM juice? don't have any in Israel...

stephchows said...

hi chanina! You can sub in any kind of juice really, grape, cranberry, apple, as long as it doesn't have a ton of added sugar you should be good to go!

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