Gluten free quinoa, blueberry and lemon muffins

Have you cooked with quinoa flour before? On one of my regular trips to the health food aisle I found quinoa flour. I love quinoa in the grain form and cook with it all the time, so I thought the flour version must be equally as good. The texture is beautiful and fine but quite earthy. So I do recommend mixing it with another of your favourite gluten free flours. The texture of the cooked muffin is amazing, very light and delicious. These are definitely a favourite of mine.

Gluten free blueberry, quinoa and lemon muffins

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup oat flour or favourite gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking power
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Heat oven to 180 deg. Line your muffin tin with paper cups.

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and then set aside.

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.

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.

Divide the batter evenly between the cups. Bake for 18 - 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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10 Comments

  • Bhiravi says:

    Blueberry muffins are one of my absolute favorite things to bake on the weekends! I love those recipes that yield super-soft, tender, sweet muffins. I’ve stopped making muffins so often, though, because I just can’t justify that amount of flour + sugar on a regular basis. Perhaps I’ll try these, though! I love quinoa, and the whole wheat flour combo sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing these. 🙂
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    • . says:

      HI Bhiravi, thanks for stopping by. I love experimenting with different flours and the quinoa worked a treat. I’ve since found out you can buy peanut flour so that’s next on my to do list :). Have a lovely day.

  • Yolikeefe says:

    A lovely and delicious recipe! Quite a treat. Any chance of including how many calories in each muffin? Hoping they are under 100 each!

    • . says:

      HI there
      Thanks so much – these are really one of my favourites. Deliciously moist and I think they are quite healthy. In terms of calories, Im not sure but they are super healthy with the blueberries and using quinoa flour instead of wheat flour. Let me know how you go if you make them. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  • evie says:

    How many muffins does this make? I have 12 silicone muffin cups that are pretty small, perhaps I should only make half recipe? I have never made muffins before. Also, if I freeze the muffins, is it necessary to reheat in the toaster oven when you are ready to eat it? Also how long does this last in the freezer? Thanks! Love the simplicity of this recipe.

    • . says:

      hi there
      and sorry for my late reply!. It makes about 12 regular sized muffins. If you freeze, just pull them out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you need them or microwave for about 20 seconds. They will last in the freezer for ages, Ive kept mine in for at least 2 months. (I make them in bulk). I hope you love them, they have such an earthy and wholesome flavour. I love these for breaky with butter. Thanks for stopping by The Sassy Cook. and Id love to hear how you go when you make them.

  • evie says:

    I made these and they were awesome!!! My first muffin i two years! Really nice and fluffy.

    • . says:

      HI Evie
      That’s awesome, im so glad they turned out beautifully. these are my favourite too 🙂

  • Donna says:

    180 deg oven? Is that right?? Usually bake muffins at 350 deg.

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