“HELP! I cooked too much quinoa and I hate throwing it away.” Quinoa breakfast muffins are one of my favorite go-to recipes to incorporate leftover quinoa. Very easy to customize for diabetics and just really, really good.
Ingredients for 10 muffins:
2 ripe medium bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 2 tsp zero calorie sweetener to reduce the amount of sugar in the
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice (optional)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup almond milk (add tablespoons of almond milk if batter is too thick or dry)
3/4 cup blueberries (frozen or raw)
1. Set oven to 350F.
2. Mix egg, banana and coconut oil together in bowl.
3. Then, add remaining ingredients except for the blueberries and mix thoroughly together using a
spatula or hand mixer.
4. Toss in blueberries and mix with a spatula.
5. Pour the batter in muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes at 350F.
Approximate macros for 1 of 10 muffins:
144 calories, 16g carbs, 7g fat, 4g protein, 2g fiber, 3g sugar
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?
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