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February 12, 2017

by Alyssa Rimmer

Skinny Raspberry Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins

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These skinny raspberry chocolate chip quinoa muffins require just one bowl and are made without any eggs, dairy, gluten or oil. They're healthy, packed with flavor, and have the loveliest soft texture!

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Ohmigosh I feel like I just need to talk to you about the weather because it has been completely bonkers lately. Wednesday it was 65 and sunny. Thursday it was snowing. Friday it was cold and sunny. And yesterday it rained. Ummm hi weather, can you please get yourself in check? It's February and it seems like you have zero

Wednesday it was 65 and sunny. Thursday it was snowing. Friday it was cold and sunny. And yesterday it rained. Ummm hi weather, can you please get yourself in check? It's February and it seems like you have zero ideas which way you want to go. cold? warm? snow? rain? Gahh it's making my head (and sinuses) hurt.

But either way, much of this weekend, like many weekends, was spent dreaming up recipes and testing out new goodies for you.

Seeing that Valentine's Day is on Tuesday, I wanted to give you a healthy breakfast option that involves something red and something chocolatey. Those two things just seem to go hand in hand on this special day (perhaps with a side glass of wine).

And what we came up with were these skinny raspberry chocolate chip quinoa muffins and they are so dang delicious.

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I've gotten a little flack from using the word “skinny” to describe a recipe, but using healthy doesn't really fit here. Because these really are a super-duper lightened up version of a classic chocolate chip muffin. Here are the deets…

Chocolate chip muffin from Starbucks:

  • 440 calories
  • 21g of fat
  • 60 carbs
  • 39g of sugar
  • 7g protein

My “skinny” chocolate chip quinoa muffins:

  • 164 calories
  • 5.5g of fat
  • 25 carbs
  • 10g of sugar
  • 4.3g of protein

Plus my muffins don't use any refined flours, sugars, eggs, dairy, gluten or oil. And yet…still TOTALLY delicious!

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All you need to make these muffins is one bowl and all those healthy ingredients you see up here ^^

Similar to our Skinny Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins, the dry ingredient base of this recipe is a blend of oat flour, almond flour, and quinoa flakes. Not only does that provide a soft, tender texture, but we're also squeezing in a ton of fiber, healthy fats and protein.

For our liquids, we're going with a flax egg, mashed banana, applesauce, maple syrup, and non-dairy milk. The fruit adds even more fiber, as well as some natural sweetness, while the flax egg helps to bind the muffins together. Side note: if you're not a fan of flax, by all means, use a regular egg in its place. 

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Once you've stirred it all together and have your batter, you fold in the goodies.

I used dairy-free and vegan chocolate chips as well as my favorite frozen red raspberries from Wyman's of Maine. Wyman's is most well-known for its frozen wild blueberries, but over the years they have expanded their product offerings to include a wide variety of frozen fruit and smoothie blends.

You might remember be talking about Wyman's last year because they took me on a trip to Prince Edward Island to see their blueberry farms, and seeing the care that went into the cultivation of their blueberries, I know that each bag of fruit is packed with the most delicious, perfectly ripened fruit.

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And that sentiment 100% rings true with these muffins. Each bite you take is studded with the sweet, and somewhat tart flavor of the raspberries. Yet, the fruit totally remains intact, doesn't fall apart and doesn't stain the batter red.

So not only are the muffins incredibly delicious, but they're also gorgeous to look at and serve!

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So while they surely make a spectacular Valentine's Day breakfast, you can whip these muffins up anytime and have a healthy, protein-packed breakfast option to take with you on the go.

Freeze them for later, packed them up in your gym back, or just snag one on your way out the door, and feel fueled and energized all day long!

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins

These skinny raspberry chocolate chip quinoa muffins require just one bowl and are made without any eggs, dairy, gluten or oil. They're healthy, packed with flavor, and have the loveliest soft texture!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 157kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a muffin tin with paper liners (or grease with coconut oil) and set aside.
  • Beat together wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add dry (minus raspberries and chocolate chips) and stir together until incorporated. Fold in raspberries and chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Bake on the center rack for 20 - 23 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.1mg

This recipe is brought to you in partnership with Wyman's of Maine. As always, all opinions are my own. I only share companies I love and trust, so thank you for continuing to support Simply Quinoa!

 

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  1. Hi Alyssa,
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! How cool you were able to visit Wyman’s! I love their blueberries! I’m curious…do they use pesticides on their other berries/fruit blends? Thanks so much!

    • Quina flakes are like oats. You could replace with quick-cooking oats, but I haven’t tested it with ground up quinoa!

  2. […] Raspberry Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins by Simply Quinoa [vegan, gluten free, no oil] […]

  3. I asked my husband if he would mind making these for us for breakfast today. He laughed at me because they have chocolate, but I told him to use cacao nibs (I still get the chocolate to satisfy that addiction, but feel it is a bit healthier). They turned out soooooo good! You just can’t beat the raspberry/chocolate combo. All healthy ingredients, and super tasty. My husband liked them too. We ate them warm with a bit of butter = oh yeah! Thanks for creating these easy, healthy recipes!!

  4. When I click on your link for quinoa flakes, it takes me to a bag of whole quinoa. Is there a way to make flakes from quinoa or are quinoa flakes it’s own ingredient? Loving your blog!
    Thanks

  5. I made these last night and they were amazing! I would love to make these for my daughters’ lunch and snack at school but her classroom has a “no nut” policy. Can you suggest an alternative for almond flour? Possibly a seed flour? Thanks for your help 🙂

    • So glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t tested without a nut flour – sorry! But you could try a seed flour! Let me know if you end up trying it 🙂

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