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 2. Pumpkin Muffins w/Cream Cheese Filling & Streusel Topping


  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper muffin liners
  3. Spread quinoa onto a baking sheet and toast in preheating oven until lightly browned (about 5 minutes)
  4. Pour toasted quinoa into a blender and pulse until the quinoa has the consistency of cornmeal
  5. Stir ground quinoa, pumpkin puree, milk, water, whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, egg, honey, coconut oil, walnut oil, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt together in a large mixing bowl until smooth
  6. Set mixture aside (about 15 minutes)
  7. Ladle batter into prepared muffin cups to about 3/4 full
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 30 to 40 minutes

3. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


  • 1 1/2 cups Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. First, toast your quinoa flour by placing a large skillet over low heat
  2. Add in the quinoa flour and stir every few minutes for 10-15 minute (This removes the bitter flavor from the flour)
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  4. Grease 8×4 inch or 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray
  5. In a large bowl whisk together toasted quinoa flour, oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  6. In a separate large bowl, beat together bananas, honey, egg, peanut butter and almond milk until smooth and creamy
  7. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix
  8. Next slowly fold in chia seeds and chocolate chips
  9. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes come clean or with just a few crumbs attached
  10. Cool on a wire rack in pan for 10-15 minutes then cut into slices


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