plum and quinoa muffins

  • 1 cup (190g) cooked white quinoa, cooled+
  • 2 cups (320g) wholemeal self-raising flour 
  • ½ cup (110g) raw sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1½ cups (420g) natural Greek-style yoghurt 
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) light olive oil 
  • 3 eggs, lightly whisked 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 3 plums, cut into thin wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the quinoa, flour, sugar, mixed spice and baking powder in a large bowl and mix to combine. 
  2. Add the yoghurt, oil, eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined. Divide the mixture between a 12 x ½-cup-capacity (125ml) lightly greased muffin tin and top with the plum. 
  3. Cook for 20 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12. 

+ To cook the quinoa, place ⅓ cup (70g) white quinoa in a small saucepan with ¾ cup (180ml) water. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes.

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