Quinoa Banana Almond Baby Muffins – Vegan

Can I give desserts to my baby? Well, a baby diet doesn’t need sweets. The natural sweetness of seasonal and ripen fruit is a lovely treat for the delicate palate of a baby and is enough sugar to process for a little one. Still, at around 10 months of age, you might be tempted to offer him/her a tiny piece of the cake you are enjoying considering the interest he/she shows while you eat it πŸ™‚

That’s why I came up with this recipe: a baby friendly treat that also mom and dad would enjoy.

I mixed together quinoa flour and almond flour for a rich, nutty, gluten free, nutritious combo. I really think they work great together!

To sweeten the muffins I used ripen bananas, a splash of vanilla and a bit of maple syrup. No eggs involved, I substituted them with chia seeds.

The recipe is very simple to prepare and it’s a sweet treat for little ones without any refined sugar!!

First thing to do is “prepare” our chia seeds. To make them more digestible and to get the binding effect I mixed the chia seeds with the water. Stirred and set the bowl apart for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile in another bowl I mixed all the dry ingredients together: almond meal, quinoa flour, baking soda, baking powder, unsweetened coconut flakes.

When the chia mixed with water will start getting a gluey thick consistency, like a paste, you can add the other wet ingredients: maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and the mashed ripen bananas.

Slowly and gently combine the wet mix with the dry one. Using a mini muffin pan fill each hole with one tablespoon of muffin mix.

Bake the mini muffins in preheated oven to 350F/180C for 16/20 minutes up until nicely golden on top.

You can store the mini muffins in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Quinoa Banana Almond Muffins - Vegan
Servings: 20 mini muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 very ripen bananas, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the chia seeds with the water. Stir and set apart for 10 min.

  2. In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients.

  3. Add the wet ingredients + mashed bananas to the chia/water mix. 

  4. Combine wet mixture to dry mixture.

  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into each hole of a mini muffin tin.

  6. Bake at 350F for 16-20 minutes.

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